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Author Mortimer, Gavin.

Title The great swim / Gavin Mortimer.

Imprint New York : Walker & Company : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    927.9721 MOR    Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description 325 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-313) and index.
Summary Draws on primary sources, diaries, and family interviews to document the story of four American athletes who in 1926 became the first women to swim the English Channel, in an account that also cites the media frenzy that surrounded their achievement.
Subject Women swimmers -- United States -- Biography.
Long distance swimming -- English Channel.
Women swimmers -- Biography.
Swimmers -- United States -- Biography.
Marathon swimming.
United States -- History -- 1919-1933.
English Channel.
ISBN 9780802715951 (alk. paper) : $24.95
0802715958 (alk. paper)

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