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American Victory: Wrestling, Dreams, and a Journey Toward Home Hardcover – January 5, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Celebra Hardcover; First Edition edition (January 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451228553
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451228550
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,456,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Henry Cejudo is a freestyle wrestler who won a gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Bill Plaschke has been named the Associated Press Sports Columnist of the Year four times. He has been a sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times since 1996 and is a regular panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn". --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This book is the American Dream come true.
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I bought this for my fiancé & he finished it in one day!
Martinar
Great story about Olympic Champ Henry Cejudo.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Scott A. Kransky Jr. on January 16, 2010
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This is the kind of book that makes a person stand up and cheer. It is a great read not only for people involved in he sport of wrestling, but for all Americans. This book reminds everyone why this country is so great. This book is also proof that anything, no matter how hard, is possible. People can rise above some pretty tough challenges and not only make their own life better, but the lives of countless other people. A great read that everyone should read.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David M. Goode on February 16, 2010
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Sometimes you just have to laugh when someone under the age of twenty-five writes their autobiography.This however isn't one of those times.Written by Henry Cejudo,with sports columnist Bill Plaschke,this book is about hard work,hope and everything that makes America the greatest country in the world.Cejudo came from the mean streets of South Central Los Angeles,the son of undocumented parents.He could have easily ended up a "dead end kid".Instead he became,at twenty-one,the youngest American to win a gold medal in Olympic wrestling.I recently recieved this book as a birthday gift.But if I hadn't I would have purchased it myself.It's truly inspirational.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jay Biddy on June 6, 2011
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My 10 & 12 year old boys really look up to Henry and the story has some inspirational parts. The problem I have is Henry putting fairly graphic details of his relationship with Clarissa Chun in the book. Why? What's the point? Do we really need these details in order to be inspired by his incredible rise from poverty to Olympic champion? There is another sex scene in the book where Henry is a teenager and walks in on a couple. Why do we need the details? It shows really poor judgment on Henry's part to add these to the book knowing that thousands of young boys will want to read it.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Stephens on January 12, 2010
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Cejudo is everything that makes the Olympics special. From the roough beginnings to USA wrestlings Golden Boy, hopefully this will make all who read it feel proud to be an American. Denfinetely worth reading!!
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This book is the American Dream come true. This book will show you the triumph of the American spirit, and how anyone can achieve their dream if they want it bad enough and are willing to pay the price to make it happen.
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By Martinar on March 20, 2013
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I bought this for my fiancé & he finished it in one day! He loved it! Worth the buy! Great condition!
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By James L. Waters on January 14, 2013
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The life of wrestling and Henry Cejudo. Tough life growing up and in the end a nice ending to a wrestling career that could have gone in many directions. Saw him wrestle Nick Simmons in his final match at the Olympic Trials in Iowa City. Great stuff. Hope he stays on the path.
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By MagicGames.FI on April 7, 2012
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I loved this book. Great story about Olympic Champ Henry Cejudo. My thoughts about him changed a lot after reading this book. I really respect the hard work he put in to it to reach he's goals.
Also book is not just about wrestling. He tells some cool stories about he's relationships and personal life.
Highly recommended anyone who needs motivation and specially must read book for every single wrestler around the world.
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