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Bonnie Marie, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Bonnie Marie)
This is the true story of a long-distance swimmer who repeatedly attempted swims that were deemed impossible. At a young age she swam from Catalina Island to the California mainland, the English Channel, the dirty Nile river, and continued to swim many difficult, if not impossible, swims around the world - setting records as she went. This book is at times a nail-biter and always inspiring. It's certainly worth checking out!
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sea glass , January 1, 2013 (view all comments by sea glass )
Inspirational and empowering!
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luv2read, September 29, 2007 (view all comments by luv2read)
This is an excellent book! I don't think you have to be a water baby to enjoy these tales of soggy adventure. I love that this woman has accomplished amazing physical feats and is nowhere near a size 2! She has used her talents to open doors and build bridges across cultures and politics. She is a wonderful example and embassador to be sure! Well-written too!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156031301
Author:
Cox, Lynne
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Swimming
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Swimmers.
Subject:
Swimmers -- United States.
Subject:
Cox, Lynne,
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9 to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
One 8-page black-and-white photo insert
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.77 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 384 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156031301 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The first to swim the Strait of Magellan, the Bering Strait, and the Cape of Good Hope, Lynne Cox, from the age of fourteen, began forcing the world's best long-distance swimmers to reconsider what might be possible in the water. Dive in and brace yourself for a thrilling athletic adventure.

"Review" by , "Even though readers know she survived to tell the tale, it's a thrilling, awesome and well-written story."
"Review" by , "An awesome study in immersion from long-distance swimmer Cox....An otherworldly existence brought hugely to life."
"Review" by , "Her wide-eyed idealism may seem a little corny at first, but by the end we're rooting for her, wondering if brave and mostly solitary acts...don't bring us together after all."
"Review" by , "[Cox has] done things the rest of us only imagine — and she's written a book that helps us to imagine them with clarity and wonder."
"Review" by , "More than the story of the greatest open-water swimmer, Swimming to Antarctica is a portrait of rare and relentless drive....Gripping."
"Review" by , "A tale of remarkable physical prowess and heart."
"Review" by , "Even a cursory read leaves one shivering for a warm towel."
"Review" by , "A triumph of a positive outlook, hefty preparation, and raw courage."
"Synopsis" by , Newly Illustrated with Photos and Maps Throughout. Here is the joyful, inspirational memoir of swimmer Lynne Cox. By age sixteen, she had broken all records for English Channel swims, so she set her goals even higher: She became the first to swim the Strait of Magellan, narrowly escaped a shark attack off the Cape of Good Hope, and was cheered across the twenty-mile Cook Strait of New Zealand by dolphins. Her daring eventually led her to the thirty-eight-degree waters of the Bering Strait, which she crossed in her usual outfit — just a swimsuit, cap, and goggles. She has even swum a mile in the iceberg-choked waters of the Antarctic. With a poet's eye for detail, Cox shares the beauty of her time in the water in this new classic of sports memoir.
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, with photos and maps added especially for this new edition, this sports memoir is the acclaimed life story of long-distance swimmer Lynne Cox, a woman whose drive and determination inspire everyone she touches. High school & older.

"Synopsis" by ,
Newly Illustrated with Photos and Maps Throughout (format to separate this phrase from copy)

Here is the joyful, inspirational memoir of swimmer Lynne Cox. By age sixteen, she had broken all records for English Channel swims, so she set her goals even higher: She became the first to swim the Strait of Magellan, narrowly escaped a shark attack off the Cape of Good Hope, and was cheered across the twenty-mile Cook Strait of New Zealand by dolphins. Her daring eventually led her to the thirty-eight-degree waters of the Bering Strait, which she crossed in her usual outfit — just a swimsuit, cap, and goggles. She has even swum (LYNN - right verb??) a mile in the iceberg-choked waters of the Antarctic. With a poet's eye for detail, Cox shares the beauty of her time in the water in this new classic of sports memoir.

"[Cox has] done things the rest of us only imagine--and she's written a book that helps us to imagine them with clarity and wonder."-- The Boston Globe

"More than the story of the greatest open-water swimmer, Swimming to Antarctica is a portrait of rare and relentless drive. . . .Gripping." — Sports Illustrated

"A tale of remarkable physical prowess and heart." — Vogue

"Fetching and pitch-perfect . . . Full of perilous, preposterous-if-they-weren't-true scenes." - Outside Magazine

"An instant classic of adventure writing." — Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"The only things more impressive than her heroics are her magnanimous spirit and ability to bring people together." — Miami Herald

"Even a cursory read leaves one shivering for a warm towel." — Entertainment Weekly

"A triumph of a positive outlook, hefty preparation, and raw courage." — The Economist

"So compelling and immediate that even a non-swimmer can almost feel as if he'd been a participant." — Philadelphia Inquirer

LYNNE COX has set records all over the world for open-water swimming. She was named Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year, inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2000, and honored with a lifetime achievement award from the University of California--Santa Barbara. She lives in Los Alamitos, California.

CITATION:
Thrilling , vivid, and lyrical, an inspiring account of a life of aspiration and adventure.
(Oliver Sacks) CITATION:
Gripping reading...Swimming to Antaritica is a portrait of rare and relentless drive.
(Sports Illustrated) CITATION:
"All of [her] superhuman escapades are vividly detailed in Cox's absorbing memoir."
(Minneapolis Star Tribune) CITATION:
"An absorbing, well-written memoir. The paperback edition is even better than the hardcover, with more maps and photographs."
(Portland Oregonian)

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