Michael Phelps: Beneath the Surface

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Sports Publishing L.L.C., Jan 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 228 pages
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Eight medals, including six gold and two bronze. Michael Phelps used the Olympic Games in Athens as his breakout event. Already known in the swimming world for the summer of 2003 when he set seven world records in 41 days, Michael's record-tying medal haul made him a mainstream name. He's 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 take of adversities overcome and redemption through persistence.

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User Review  - Mark McTighe - Goodreads

I wasn't expecting that...... An honest and interesting book, just one gripe. My copy had a flash of red on the front with the words including London 2012, well, don't believe it, it's a lie. Read full review

Review: Michael Phelps: Beneath the Surface

User Review  - Emily Correia - Goodreads

This book is by far one of the best books that i have ever read in middle school. Michael's story is funny, suspenseful, and down-right sad at certain times. But, as you can see, everything that ever ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Michael Phelps is an American swimmer. He holds the record for winning the most gold medals (8) in a single Olympics (2008). He has won 16 Olympic medals, 14 gold and two bronze. He holds seven world records and has over 20 World Championship medals. After returning home from Beijing in 2008, Michael used the well-publicized $1 million dollar Speedo bonus to start the Michael Phelps Foundation through which he hopes to encourage children to lead healthy, active lives, and to continue to grow the sport of swimming. He now resides in Baltimore, MD with his dog Herman.

Brian Cazeneuve is a staff writer at "Sports Illustrated", where he has been covering the Olympics since 1995. His freelance work has appeared in numerous national publications, including "Time, People", the "New York Times, Washington Post, NBC Sports", and others. He lives in New York City.

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