By Larry R. Gerlach
The publication lines Richards from his boyhood in rural Parowan, Utah, to Cornell and during his provider as an officer in international warfare I and his educating profession in l. a.. His tale is that of a amazing athlete, but in addition that of a guy suffering for private success whereas endeavoring to preserve his Mormon background amid his altering non secular situations and participation. greater than a century has handed given that Alma Richards received an Olympic gold medal, but this tale approximately guy and sport—the force to excel, victory as validation of labor, the search for public acceptance and, finally, the success of self-identity and self-satisfaction—still resonates today.
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Alma Richards: Olympian by Larry R. Gerlach