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The finest gold : the making of an olympic swimmer

Author: Brad Cooper
Publisher: Brunswick, Victoria ; London ; Minneapolis, Minnesota : Scribe Publications, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We journey from Brad's childhood in 1960s Rockhampton, where his acid-tongued mother feeds a pining for her glamorous ex-pat days by holding Latin nights and smoking Craven 'A', via his parents' vicious split, to an itinerant adolescence with his amnesiac, portent-driven father, where the only constant is the relentless search for training lanes as the pair pinball up and down Australia's east coast, from boarding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: ebook version
Named Person: Brad Cooper
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brad Cooper
ISBN: 9781925322699 1925322696 9781947534735 1947534734
OCLC Number: 1076553225
Description: 313 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One: Gills (1961-1972) --
Part Two: Times (the 1972 Olympics) --
Part Three: Warm-down (looking back).
Responsibility: Brad Cooper.

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The Finest Gold is a rollicking coming-of-age and a compelling exploration of the limits and lengths of the human body.  Read more...

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