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Michael Phelps

Beneath the Surface
Phelps, Michael, 1985- (Book - 2008 )
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Baker & Taylor
Traces the story of the record-setting swimmer and Olympic medalist, discussing how he rose from obscurity to become a professional in his teenage years, his participation in the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics, and his preparation for the 2008 Games.

Ingram Book Company
This story is not a swimming diary but Phelps's tale of adversities and redemption. This new edition contains a substantial update, as Phelps--current holder of six world records--reflects on his life since his record-setting performance in Athens and his 2004 DUI arrest.

Ingram Publishing Services
Eight Olympic medals, including six gold and two bronze in Athens in 2004, Michael Phelps is the current holder of six world records, and seven gold medals at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships. Phelps is well on his way to his ambitious goal of "changing the sport of swimming." But despite Michael's pre-eminence in the pool, his story is not a swimming diary but a tale of adversities overcome and redemption through persistence. This new softcover edition contains a substantial update, as Phelps reflects on his life since his record-setting performance in Athens. The Olympic star reflects on his November 2004, DUI arrest. He recalls his experiences as a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Phelps also takes readers poolside for his record-setting 2007 performance in Australia and shares his thoughts heading into the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

This story is not a swimming diary but Phelps's tale of adversities and redemption. This new edition contains a substantial update, as Phelps--current holder of six world records--reflects on his life since his record-setting performance in Athens and his 2004 DUI arrest.


Authors: Phelps, Michael, 1985-
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Phelps ; with Brian Cazeneuve ; [foreword by Bob Costas]
Title: Michael Phelps
beneath the surface
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Sports Publishing, c2008
Edition: Updated ed
Characteristics: xi, 282 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes: Edition statement from front flyleaf
Contents: My own miracle
Close calls
Into the water
Coach Bob
A sister's brave fight
A big step
Breaking out
Now for the long haul
Me, second?
The Olympian
On top of the world
Coming together
Life as a pro
Heroes and inspirations
Down under again, mate
The power of words
Five dogs?
Reaching out
I'll follow you
Emotional sendoff
Trails and deliberations
Time to think
Bad third, good third
A team effort
Dreams fullfilled
Touring
A bad mistake
Off to Ann Arbor
The wakeup call
New family, new places
Rebuilding
Optimism abounds
On top of the worlds
Beijing beckons
Subject Headings: Phelps, Michael, 1985- Olympic Games (28th : 2004 : Athens, Greece) Olympic Games (27th : 2000 : Sydney, N.S.W.) Swimmers United States Biography Swimming Training United States
Topical Term: Swimmers
Swimming
Additional Contributors: Cazeneuve, Brian
Alternate Title: Beneath the surface
ISBN: 1596703520
9781596703520
Branch Call Number: 797.21 Phelps
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