The wizard of Foz : Dick Fosbury's one-man high-jump revolution
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Fosbury, Dick, author.
Eaton, Ashton, author of foreword.
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New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018].
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Book
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xiv, 262 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018].
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-241) and index.
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"In 1968, perhaps the finest US Olympic men's track-and-field team ever stirred the world in unprecedented ways, among them the victory stand black rights protest by Tommie Smith and John Carlos in Mexico City. But in competition no single athlete mirrored the free-thinking '60s better than Dick Fosbury, a failed prep high jumper who invented an offbeat style that ultimately won him a gold medal and revolutionized the event. No jumpers today use any other style than his. Yet few know the struggles Fosbury endured to achieve his success, as he and Bob Welch recount in The Wizard of Foz. From the tragic death of a younger brother to nearly dying himself, from flunking out of college to nearly being drafted, Fosbury cleared far more obstacles than a high-jump bar. And even when he had seemingly made the US Olympic Team, he faced a "redo" that nobody saw coming. This book tells a story of loss, survival, and triumph, twined in a person (Fosbury), a time (the '60s), and a place (a fantasy-like Olympic Trials venue high in the Sierra Nevada) clearly made for each other. It is a story of a young man who refused to listen to those who laughed at him, those who doubted him, and those who tried to make him someone he was not."--Amazon.com.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Welch, B., Fosbury, D., & Eaton, A. (2018). The wizard of Foz: Dick Fosbury's one-man high-jump revolution . Skyhorse Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Welch, Bob, 1954-, Dick, Fosbury and Ashton, Eaton. 2018. The Wizard of Foz: Dick Fosbury's One-man High-jump Revolution. Skyhorse Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Welch, Bob, 1954-, Dick, Fosbury and Ashton, Eaton. The Wizard of Foz: Dick Fosbury's One-man High-jump Revolution Skyhorse Publishing, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Welch, Bob, Dick Fosbury, and Ashton Eaton. The Wizard of Foz: Dick Fosbury's One-man High-jump Revolution Skyhorse Publishing, 2018.

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