Michael Phelps: Beneath The Surface

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Sports Publishing L.L.C., Apr 30, 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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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

Review: Michael Phelps: Beneath the Surface

User Review  - Joy - Goodreads

Really great read! My mum bought this book 2 days ago, after watching Michael compete at London 2012, and I just picked it up because I was curious. I opened it up to any old page, just wanting to see ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Michael Phelps is an American swimmer. He holds the record fMichael Phelps is an American swimmer. He holds the record for winning the most gold medals (8) in a single Olympics (20or winning the most gold medals (8) in a single Olympics (2008). He has won 16 Olympic medals, 14 gold and two bronze. H08). He has won 16 Olympic medals, 14 gold and two bronze. He holds seven world records and has over 20 World Championshe holds seven world records and has over 20 World Championship medals. After returning home from Beijing in 2008, Michaeip medals. After returning home from Beijing in 2008, Michael used the well-publicized $1 million dollar Speedo bonus tol used the well-publicized $1 million dollar Speedo bonus to start the Michael Phelps Foundation through which he hopes start the Michael Phelps Foundation through which he hopes to encourage children to lead healthy, active lives, and to to encourage children to lead healthy, active lives, and to continue to grow the sport of swimming. He now resides in Bacontinue to grow the sport of swimming. He now resides in Baltimore, MD with his dog Herman. ltimore, 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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