Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
Pages
359
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.0 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780156031301

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About the Author

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

Reviews

PRAISE FOR SWIMMING TO ANTARCTICA
"This would make a great story even if Cox couldn't write. But she can . . . She's 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

"What emerges here is an athlete whose determination is so fierce that it seems almost exotic. She is fit. She is focused. She is Lance Armstrong with body fat."-USA TODAY

"More than the story of the greatest open-water swimmer, Swimming to Antarctica is a portrait of rare and relentless drive . . . Cox's understated style makes for gripping reading."
-SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

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