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Young woman and the sea : how Trudy Ederle conquered the English Channel and inspired the world

Author: Glenn Stout
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1926, a plucky American teenager named Trudy Ederle captured the imagination of the world when she became the first woman to swim the English Channel. Stout offers the dramatic and inspiring story of Ederle's pursuit of a goal no one believed possible, and the price she paid.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gertrude Ederle
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Stout
ISBN: 9780618858682 0618858687
OCLC Number: 288377749
Description: xiii, 336 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Overboard --
The challenge --
Highlands --
The painter --
The Women's Swimming Association --
The crossing --
The teacher --
The channel --
The best girl --
The next man --
Goals --
Rivals --
Records --
Girl in the water --
Trials --
Agony --
Comeback --
Wolffe --
Touched --
Poison --
Cape Gris-Nez --
What for? --
Kingsdown --
Shore --
Swept away.
Responsibility: Glenn Stout.
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In 1926, a plucky American teenager named Trudy Ederle captured the imagination of the world when she became the first woman to swim the English Channel. Stout offers the dramatic and inspiring story of Ederle's pursuit of a goal no one believed possible, and the price she paid.

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