Gold in the Water The True Story of Ordinary Men and Their Extraordinary Dream of Olympic Glory

P. H. Mullen, Jr.

St. Martin's Griffin

0312311168

9780312311162

Trade Paperback

352 Pages

$17.99

CAD19.99

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Mullen offers an acclaimed and mesmerizing account of the two-year journey made by an elite team of swimmers from California all the way to the 2000 Olympic Games. Bold and sweeping in its presentation, pace, and literary power, Gold in the Water changes our notion of the modern Olympic athlete.

A team of talented young men begin pursuing the most elusive dream in sports, the Olympic Games. The pressure steadily increases as two best friends (a mentor and his protégé) reach the top of the world rankings and unexpectedly find themselves direct competitors. Their teammates include an emerging star methodically plotting to retrace his father's path to Olympic glory as well as a super-extraordinary athlete desperate to walk away from it all. Led by one of the most passionate coaches in sports, a brilliant and explosive strategist on a personal quest for redemption, this team of dark horses and Olympic favorites works through escalating rivalries, joyous triumphs, and heartbreaking setbacks. This remarkable book tells a remarkable—and true, and deeply inspiring—story.

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P.H. Mullen has written for numerous publications, including Sports Illustrated, Travel & Leisure, USA Today, and The Washington Post. He also holds one of history's fastest times for swimming the English Channel. Mr. Mullen graduated from Dartmouth College and lives in northern California with his wife and daughter.
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  • P. H. Mullen, Jr.

  • P. H. Mullen has written for numerous publications, including Sports Illustrated, Travel & Leisure, USA Today, and The Washington Post. He also holds one of history's fastest times for swimming the English Channel. Mr. Mullen graduated from Dartmouth College and lives in northern California with his wife and daughter. Gold in the Water is his first book. Visit www.goldinthewater.com or email him at phmullen@goldinthewater.com.
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