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By William J. Buchanan

"This isn't really your traditional account of a tender man's demise of melanoma, yet a full of life and unparalleled tale of John Baker's selection to go away scholars with newfound talents and self-confidence. . . . a awesome, uplifting tale of desire and backbone which isn't missed."--Bookwatch

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The first trophy he'd ever won. He'd fooled them all. He'd even fooled himself. As he thought back, it didn't seem so long ago. . Page 31 Chapter 3 Many residents of Albuquerque's Northeast Heights remember the day the Baker family moved into the neighborhood. " In the 1940s Jack Baker's name was a household word in millions of homes coast-to-coast. Radio and television fans of the era will remember him as the thickset, ruddy-faced impresario of Don McNeil's Breakfast Club, a popular variety show broadcast from Chicago.

Four . . three . . two . . one . " he simultaneously clicked the stopwatch to a start and kicked off in a measured pace. It was going well. Years of hard training had honed his mind and body into a coordinated machine. Head high, exactly on stride, he calculated the time and distance remaining until the moment when he would call on all his reserve energy for the final furious sprint. That moment was near. His muscles tensed. Now! Suddenly, as if a giant hand had clasped him across the eyes, day turned to night.

Johnson was prepared for the reaction. He shook his head. "It won't make you impotent. These things usually affect one gland. " John breathed deeply for control. "But, I thought . . " His voice was barely audible. "You're sure? I mean . . " Johnson nodded firmly. " John tried to gather his jumbled thoughts. The doctor's tone was friendly, concerned, far from the professional detachment John had expected. But, an operationon his manhood! Still hesitant, he asked, "When? " Johnson shook his head.

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