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A SPORTING CHANCE How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games

by | Read by Neil Hellegers

Children Ages 8+ • 1.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Narrator Neil Hellegers presents this brief biography of Ludwig Guttmann in much the same manner that Guttmann lived his life--with precision and matter-of-factness. Guttmann's outstanding contributions to the field of spinal cord injuries and his dogged determination to help patients are more than sufficient to keep listeners interested in this audiobook. Hellegers even presents Guttmann's early struggles as a Jewish doctor in Nazi Germany without invoking real horror; however, this feels consistent with Guttmann's relentless resolve to persevere, succeed, and improve the lives of soldiers and others with paralyzing spinal cord injuries. Guttmann's refusal to give up on these "incurables" led him to realize the importance of sports in recovery and to found the Paralympic Games, now the world's third largest sporting event. L.T. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2020]

Trade Ed. • Dreamscape • 2020

CD ISBN 9781690587217 $39.99 • One CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781690587248 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781690587255 $22.99

 

Library Ed. • Dreamscape • 2020

CD ISBN 9781690587231 $64.99 • One CDs

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