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Structured around the ten events of the decathlon, Rafer's memoir vividly describes an exceptional life. It introduces remarkable people, both unknown and celebrated (the Kennedy family; Gloria Steinem; Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade; Tom Brokaw; and others), who befriended Rafer and affected his life. It tells of obstacles and tragedies--crippling injuries, an alcoholic father, the assassination of his close friend Robert F. Kennedy--and what it takes to overcome them. With tact, integrity, and acute observation, Rafer Johnson shares the intimate moments that have shaped his life and the lives of others.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
|INTRODUCTION BY TOM BROKAW||xiii|
|1 The Starting Blocks||1|
|2 The Long Leap Forward||20|
|3 Shooting Forward into Life||56|
|4 High Jump to Frustration||77|
|5 More Than a Sprint, Less Than a Mile||104|
|6 Clearing the Hurdle||126|
|7 Spinning into Real Life||158|
|8 Vaulting High, Falling Far||182|
|9 Out of the Pit, Onto Solid Ground||202|
|10 Going the Distance||227|
Posted April 10, 2001
This book is great--it includes eye-witness accounts of some of the most interesting events and people of our time. I had never even heard of Rafer Johnson before I read the book--just picked it up out of curiosity at the bookstore.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 1, 2009
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