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This is the story of John Baker, an Olympic hopeful in track. He got cancer when he was 24 (?), dedicated his last year or so to helping kids, and died at the age of 26. The book has a lot of good philosophy in it (i.e. reward kids for doing their best even if they don't win) and is simply heartwearming.
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Plot & Themes

Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Sports story?    -   running Sports story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West City?    -   Yes Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   in awe How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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