Books on Olympic Gold Winner and Record Breaker Michael Phelps

Books on Olympic Gold Winner and Record Breaker Michael Phelps

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Title: Amazing Pace: The Story of Olympic Champion Michael Phelps - From Sydney to Athens to Beijing

A vibrant portrait of American swimmer Michael Phelps—the dominant athlete at the 2004 Olympics—who has relentlessly pushed himself, promoted his sport, and appears poised to ultimately accumulate the most gold medals in Olympic history

Before he was old enough to have a driver's license, Michael Phelps had a world record. Before he ever took a college class or turned 20, he had earned distinction by winning 8 medals—6 gold and 2 bronze—at the Athens Olympics, the most in non-boycotted Games. Along the way, he captivated an American television audience and confounded the critics who questioned his ambition.

Amazing Pace:

• provides the most revealing look yet at a young man who became a world-class athlete before he had the chance to grow up—by respected Baltimore Sun journalist Paul McMullen, who followed Phelps's rise from an obscure 14-year-old to the most scrutinized competitor at the world's biggest sporting event

• details the plotting of his career, from turning professional at age 16, to the management of the first crises he encountered

Paul McMullen's 5 years of observation add dramatic context to the life of a young athlete whose rise to prominence coincided with the tumult of the first Summer Olympics after 9/11. No Olympian has ever earned 10 gold medals in a career, but Michael Phelps is on pace to achieve that milestone at the 2008 Games in Beijing, China.

Author(s): Paul McMullen
ISBN 13: 9781594863264
Pages: 264
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Title: No Limits: The Will to Succeed


Fresh from his triumphant and extraordinary achievement at the Olympic Games in Beijing, Michael Phelps—up from working-class, born-in-the-USAroots—shows us the secrets to his remarkable success—from training to execution.

For years the world has followed Michael Phelps’s progress from teen sensation in Sydney to bona fide phenom in Athens. Now he’s a living Olympic legend in Beijing with a peerless record of gold medals. In No Limits, Michael Phelps—the greatest competitor since Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods—will share the secrets to his remarkable success. Behind his tally of Olympic gold medals lies a consistent approach to competition, a determination to win, mental preparation, and a straightforward passion for his sport. One of his mottos is "Performance is Reality," and it typifies his attitude about swimming.

No Limits goes behind the scenes to explore the hard work, sacrifice, and dedication that catapulted Phelps into the international spotlight. Phelps shares remarkable anecdotes about family, his coach, his passion for the sport, and the wisdom that he has gained from unexpected challenges and obstacles. Highlighting memorable races and valuable lessons from throughout his career, Phelps offers candid insight into the mind and experiences of a world champion. Phelps’s success is imbued with the perspective of overcoming obstacles and doing whatever it takes to realize a dream. As his coach, Bob Bowman, says, Phelps has made a habit out of things other people aren’t willing to do. No Limits will show readers just how he does that, and will inspire anyone to follow their passion straight to the finish line.

Author(s): Michael Phelps
ISBN 13: 9781439157664
Pages: 272
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Title: Michael Phelps

Now expanded to 48 pages, our ongoing, exciting biography series introduces readers to some of the most remarkable people in recent times—and in the news today. People We Should Know gives readers a close-up look at key figures from a variety of arenas—from sports to politics. Each exciting book gives readers insight about each person’s early life, inspirations, and the struggles they faced on their rise to greatness.

Author(s): Kennedy, Mike
ISBN 13: 9781433921513
Pages: 48
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Title: Beneath the Surface: My Story

“A wonderful and candid inside look into the life and mind of the greatest swimmer of all time.”
—Joe Naber, 1976 Olympic Champion

Just in time for the 2012 Olympics—prepare to peek into the mind of a champion with this newly updated edition of Michael Phelps’
autobiography, Beneath the Surface.

In this candid memoir, Phelps talks openly about his battle with attention deficit disorder, the trauma of his parents’ divorce, and the challenges that come with being thrust into the limelight.
Readers worldwide will relive all the heart-stopping glory as Phelps completes his journey from the youngest man to ever set a world swimming record in 2001, to an Olympic powerhouse in 2008, and the most decorated Olympian in 2012.
Athletes and fans alike will be fascinated by insights into Phelps’
training, mental preparation, and behind-the-scenes perspective on international athletic competitions. A chronicle of Phelps’ evolution from awkward teenager to media-savvy superstar, Beneath the Surface is a must-read for any sports fan.

Author(s): Michael Phelps
ISBN 13: 9781613210635
Pages: 312
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Title: Michael Phelps: Beneath the Surface

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.

Author(s): Michael Phelps
ISBN 13: 9781596703520
Pages: 282
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Title: Michael Phelps: The Untold Story of a Champion

Author(s): Bob Schaller
ISBN 13: 9780312357375
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Title: How to Train with a T. Rex and Win 8 Gold Medals

What does it take to win eight gold medals?

Napping away three summer vacations?

Eating enough broccoli to fill the back of a pickup truck?

Swimming the length of the Great Wall of China three times?

Author(s): Michael Phelps
ISBN 13: 9781416986690
Pages: 32
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Title: Michael Phelps

Author(s): Pamela McDowell
ISBN 13: 9781621273912
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Title: Chasing Water

Planned for release just before the 2016 Olympics, Chasing Water book tells the dramatic, surprising and sometimes provocative path that Anthony Ervin has taken to become one of the most captivating of Olympic heroes.
Author(s): Anthony Ervin Constantine Markides
ISBN 13: 9781617754449
Pages: 300
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Title: Gold in the Water: The True Story of Ordinary Men and Their Extraordinary Dream of Olympic Glory

In California, a team of talented young men begin pursuing the most elusive dream in sports, the Olympic Games. The pressure steadily increases as two best friends (a mentor and his protégé) reach the top of the world rankings and unexpectedly find themselves direct competitors. Their teammates include an emerging star methodically plotting to retrace his father's path to Olympic glory, as well as a super-extraordinary athlete desperate to walk away from it all. Led by one of the most passionate coaches in sports, a brilliant and explosive strategist on a personal quest for redemption, this team of dark horses and Olympic favorites works through escalating rivalries, joyous triumphs, and heartbreaking setbacks.

Author P. H. Mullen chronicles their journey to the 2000 Olympic Games and presents one of the most powerful and moving sports books ever written. Boldly sweeping in literary power and pace, this startling book will permanently change how you view the Olympic athlete.

It is a fascinating world of suspense and emotion where human desire for excellence rules over all, and where there are no second chances for glory. But above all, Gold in the Water is a triumph of the human spirit.

 

Author(s): P. H. Mullen
ISBN 13: 9780312311162
Pages: 352
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Title: Michael Phelps: Beneath the Surface

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.

Author(s): Michael Phelps
ISBN 13: 9781582619989
Pages: 200
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Title: A Mother for All Seasons

While her son Michael thrilled the world with his record-setting eight-gold-medal performance during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Debbie Phelps stole the show. No Olympics coverage was complete without her, and she often appeared along side her son-and proved a much more compelling guest. After all, she was the one who drove him to all those pre-dawn practices, who raised him and his sisters alone, who told him he could succeed when doubts crept in, who instilled his discipline and drive by her example.

A single mother and devoted school principal, Debbie knows how to raise a successful child, no matter the odds. Her story is also one of adversity, dedication, and the struggle to overcome life's challenges. In her memoir, she tell her full story for the first time: What happened to her husband, Michael?s father? What does it take to raise a champion? What were the challenges of being a single mother? What is Michael really like?

Author(s): Debbie Phelps
ISBN 13: 9780061780011
Pages: 288
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Title: Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier

Swim better — and enjoy every lap — with Total Immersion!

Terry Laughlin, the world's #1 authority on swimming success, has made his unique approach even easier for anyone to master. Whether you're an accomplished swimmer or have always found swimming to be a struggle, Total Immersion will show you that it's mindful fluid movement — not athletic ability — that will turn you into an efficient swimmer. This new edition of the bestselling Total Immersion features:

A thoughtfully choreographed series of skill drills — practiced in the mindful spirit of yoga — that can help anyone swim more enjoyably

A holistic approach to becoming one with the water and to developing a swimming style that's always comfortable

Simple but thorough guidance on how to improve fitness and form

A complementary land-and-water program for achieving a strong and supple body at any age

Based on more than thirty years of teaching, coaching, and research, Total Immersion has dramatically improved the physical and mental experience of swimming for thousands of people of all ages and abilities.

Author(s): Terry Laughlin
ISBN 13: 9780743253437
Pages: 320
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