Michael Phelps

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Lucent Books' contemporary biography series profiles the lives and careers of some of today's most prominent newsmakers. Whether covering contributions and achievements or notorious deeds, books in this series examine why these well-known people garner public attention. Through quotations from the individuals profiled as well as from friends, supporters, and critics, readers learn how these men and women view themselves as well as how others regard them. Offering insight into the modern era, People in the News ...

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Overview

Lucent Books' contemporary biography series profiles the lives and careers of some of today's most prominent newsmakers. Whether covering contributions and achievements or notorious deeds, books in this series examine why these well-known people garner public attention. Through quotations from the individuals profiled as well as from friends, supporters, and critics, readers learn how these men and women view themselves as well as how others regard them. Offering insight into the modern era, People in the News volumes are sure to be of interest to students researching current topics and popular culture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420502824
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 7/22/2010
  • Series: People in the News Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 12 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Introduction: "Dream It, Believe It, Work at It, Go for It" 8

Chapter 1 A Safe Haven 14

Chapter 2 "When the Student Is Ready, the Teacher Appears" 27

Chapter 3 "The Motivation Machine" 40

Chapter 4 Ups and Downs 55

Chapter 5 Changing Swimming Forever 68

Notes 82

Important Dates 88

For More Information 90

Index 92

Picture Creidts 95

About the Author 96

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