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The Resource Making waves : my journey to winning Olympic Gold and defeating the East German doping program, Shirley Babashoff with Chris Epting ; preface by Mark Spitz ; foreword by Donna de Varona

Making waves : my journey to winning Olympic Gold and defeating the East German doping program, Shirley Babashoff with Chris Epting ; preface by Mark Spitz ; foreword by Donna de Varona

Label
Making waves : my journey to winning Olympic Gold and defeating the East German doping program
Title
Making waves
Title remainder
my journey to winning Olympic Gold and defeating the East German doping program
Statement of responsibility
Shirley Babashoff with Chris Epting ; preface by Mark Spitz ; foreword by Donna de Varona
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of preface
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In her extraordinary swimming career, Shirley Babashoff set thirty-nine national records and eleven world records. Prior to the 1990s, she was the most successful U.S. female Olympian and, in her prime, was widely considered to be the greatest female swimmer in the world. Heading into the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Babashoff was pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated and followed closely by the media. Hopes were high that she would become "the female Mark Spitz." All of that changed once Babashoff questioned the shocking masculinity of the swimmers on the East German women's team. Once celebrated as America's golden girl, Babashoff was accused of poor sportsmanship and vilified by the press with a new nickname: "Surly Shirley." Making Waves displays the remarkable strength and resilience that made Babashoff such a dynamic champion. From her difficult childhood and beginnings as a determined young athlete growing up in Southern California in the 1960s, through her triumphs as the greatest female amateur swimmer in the world, Babashoff tells her story in the same unflinching manner that made her both the most dominant female swimmer of her time and one of the most controversial athletes in Olympic history, "--Amazon.com
Summary
An American Olympic champion swimmer invites readers to dive into her life and extraordinary career, from her difficult childhood growing up with an abusive father in Southern California in the 1960s through her triumphs as the greatest female amateur swimmer in the world, to her heartbreak of the 1976 games during which she spoke out against those who cheated
Biography type
autobiography
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10521965
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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Babashoff, Shirley
Dewey number
  • 797.2/1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1961-
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  • Epting, Chris
  • Spitz, Mark
  • De Varona, Donna
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True
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  • Babashoff, Shirley
  • Women swimmers
  • Olympics
  • Doping in sports
Target audience
adult
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my journey to winning Olympic Gold and defeating the East German Doping Program
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Label
Making waves : my journey to winning Olympic Gold and defeating the East German doping program, Shirley Babashoff with Chris Epting ; preface by Mark Spitz ; foreword by Donna de Varona
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Growing Up -- And So It Begins... -- My First Adventure -- A New Coach -- Munich -- Feeling Like a Celebrity -- What Happened to the East Germans? -- Skinsuits and a Mysterious Vaccine -- Swimming with the College Boys -- My Personal Best -- Training for '76 -- The Montreal Games -- Forming a Strategy -- The Final Race -- A National Disgrace -- Marriage -- The Charade Continues -- New Beginnings -- The Cheaters -- The Olympic Order -- The Truth Comes Out -- My Future Is Now
Control code
ocn947269689
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
271 pages, xxxii unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781595800879
Lccn
2016007635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)947269689
Label
Making waves : my journey to winning Olympic Gold and defeating the East German doping program, Shirley Babashoff with Chris Epting ; preface by Mark Spitz ; foreword by Donna de Varona
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Growing Up -- And So It Begins... -- My First Adventure -- A New Coach -- Munich -- Feeling Like a Celebrity -- What Happened to the East Germans? -- Skinsuits and a Mysterious Vaccine -- Swimming with the College Boys -- My Personal Best -- Training for '76 -- The Montreal Games -- Forming a Strategy -- The Final Race -- A National Disgrace -- Marriage -- The Charade Continues -- New Beginnings -- The Cheaters -- The Olympic Order -- The Truth Comes Out -- My Future Is Now
Control code
ocn947269689
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
271 pages, xxxii unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781595800879
Lccn
2016007635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)947269689

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