Gold in the Water: The True Story of Ordinary Men and Their Extraordinary Dream of Olympic Glory P. H. Mullen

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

Author: P. H. Mullen
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Book Title
Gold in the Water: The True Story of Ordinary Men and Their Extraordinary Dream of Olympic Glory
Author
P. H. Mullen
ISBN
9780312311162
In California, 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 prot g ) 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.Author P. H. Mullen chronicles their journey to the 2000 Olympic Games and presents one of the most powerful and moving sports books ever written. Boldly sweeping in literary power and pace, this startling book will permanently change how you view the Olympic athlete.It is a fascinating world of suspense and emotion where human desire for excellence rules over all, and where there are no second chances for glory. But above all, Gold in the Water is a triumph of the human spirit.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: P. H. MullenPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinPublished: 02/25/2003ISBN: 9780312311162Pages: 355Weight: 1.10lbsSize: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.90dAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 69792 / Gold in the Water: The True Story of Ordinary Men and Their Extraordinary Dream of Olympic GloryReading Level: 7.9 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 23

In California, 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 prot g ) 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.

Author P. H. Mullen chronicles their journey to the 2000 Olympic Games and presents one of the most powerful and moving sports books ever written. Boldly sweeping in literary power and pace, this startling book will permanently change how you view the Olympic athlete.

It is a fascinating world of suspense and emotion where human desire for excellence rules over all, and where there are no second chances for glory. But above all, Gold in the Water is a triumph of the human spirit.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: P. H. Mullen
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: 02/25/2003
ISBN: 9780312311162
Pages: 355
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.90d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 69792 / Gold in the Water: The True Story of Ordinary Men and Their Extraordinary Dream of Olympic Glory
Reading Level: 7.9 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 23

In California, 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 prot g ) 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.

Author P. H. Mullen chronicles their journey to the 2000 Olympic Games and presents one of the most powerful and moving sports books ever written. Boldly sweeping in literary power and pace, this startling book will permanently change how you view the Olympic athlete.

It is a fascinating world of suspense and emotion where human desire for excellence rules over all, and where there are no second chances for glory. But above all, Gold in the Water is a triumph of the human spirit.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: P. H. Mullen
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: 02/25/2003
ISBN: 9780312311162
Pages: 355
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.90d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 69792 / Gold in the Water: The True Story of Ordinary Men and Their Extraordinary Dream of Olympic Glory
Reading Level: 7.9 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 23