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The great swim

Author: Gavin Mortimer
Publisher: New York : Walker, 2009, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Provides an account of efforts by four young American women athletes to swim across the English Channel in the summer of 1926, discussing the challenges they encountered in the water, the prejudices they faced as women in sports, and the very fleeting fame enjoyed by Gertrude Ederle who shattered the men's record on August 6, 1926.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Mortimer
ISBN: 0802717497 9780802717498
OCLC Number: 1039359577
Target Audience: Adult
Description: 325 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Gavin Mortimer.

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Provides an account of efforts by four young American women athletes to swim across the English Channel in the summer of 1926, discussing the challenges they encountered in the water, the prejudices they faced as women in sports, and the very fleeting fame enjoyed by Gertrude Ederle who shattered the men's record on August 6, 1926.

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