San Francisco, California, Fans of Tim Patten will not be disappointed in his latest book release, “Roller Babes”, which captures the excitement of the early days of the Roller Derby. Imagine 1951, a time when women were
expected to marry, stay and home and in the kitchen. But for a few amazing women who broke all the social barriers to become rough and tumble professional roller derby TV players.
Roller Babes is the story of the brave women of 1950’s Roller Derby who wheeled across the world on the banked track, risking broken bones and conflict every day of the week. The main character is loosely based on legendary Bronx born, Loretta Behrens or “Little Iodine” from the original Roller Derby. The story themes are those told by many of these TV heroes, many
who have passed.Many folks can recall the glory days of the Roller Derby. It was one of the most exciting shows on Television, with some of the toughest women one could ever observe. Everybody had favorite teams and favorite players. “Roller Babes” draws the reader into the story, they feel as if they are part of the Roller Derby scene. Tim Patten has definitely penned the premier work on the Roller Derby story, and its participants. This is a story about courageous women, some found success, others encountered the most heart-wrenching defeat.
These early athletes had no women’s studies to encourage them, yet they developed remarkable drive. Welcome to a secret world from the past.
For complete information, please visit: Tim Patten’s Roller Babes
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