Michael Phelps: The Untold Story of a Champion
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Michael Phelps: The Untold Story of a Champion

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by Bob Schaller
     
 

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Michael Phelps is an American sports hero, perhaps the greatest Olympic athlete the world has ever known. His unprecedented eight gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics have made him a superstar. But his journey to Olympic immortality is every bit as compelling as his achievements in the pool. From learning to cope with ADHD to the story of how Phelps became the

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Michael Phelps is an American sports hero, perhaps the greatest Olympic athlete the world has ever known. His unprecedented eight gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics have made him a superstar. But his journey to Olympic immortality is every bit as compelling as his achievements in the pool. From learning to cope with ADHD to the story of how Phelps became the greatest swimmer ever, Phelps' tale is told in full detail here for the first time.

The author, Bob Schaller, has known Phelps and his coach for more than eight years, and has extensively interviewed him, along with his mother, sisters, coach, and teammates. Filled with revelations, career statistics, and insightful analysis of how Phelps achieved the seemingly impossible, this is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn the complete story behind the legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312573812
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/21/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
634,172
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 5.42(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Former journalist Bob Schaller has written numerous articles for USA Swimming and its magazine, Splash. He is the author of several books, including NEVER STOP PUSHING: My Life from a Wyoming Farm to the Olympic Medals Stand, about Olympic gold medalist wrestler Rulon Gardner and WHAT THOUGH THE ODDS: Haley Scott's Journey of Faith and Triumph.

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Michael Phelps: The Untold Story of a Champion 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Michael Phelps the untold story of a champion" was not the book I thought I was getting. I was looking for the story of Michael Phelps road to the Olympics and I found this book. The way the book read was like a newspaper article. I did not enjoy it. The text was very un-fluid and choppy. The story line was there it just seemed as though it was a long newspaper article. I enjoyed the story line, learning what Michael and his family had to overcome to get to where they are today. The Phelps family is very tight and is an inspiration to all and in this book you learn how they got that way. This book was decent, just not the book I thought I was getting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a butterflyer, so obviously i like it. Good book, though it is not a page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book and I reccomend it to everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE SWIMMING IM A BUTTERFLYER AND I LOVE PHELPS AND LOCHTE P. S FOR THOSE WHO DONT KNOW SWIMERS THEY ARE FAMOUS SWIMMING STARS AND IM IN LOVE WITH THEM I LOOK UP TO THEM AND USE THEM AS AN INSPERATION. THIS IS A GREAT BOOK BECAUSE IT HAS SWIMMING IN IT AND I HIGHLY RECOMEND!!!!!!!!!!!
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Really bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ppppppp???????????????????????????
Ehran Hodes More than 1 year ago
i like to swim