The Extraordinary Life Of An Olympic ChampionBook - 2008
Documenting the renowned swimmer Mark Spitz who won seven gold medals while breaking seven world records at the 1972 Olympics. Every aspect of his roller-coaster career is recorded, from an age-group prodigy and four-medal flop' at the 1968 Olympics to an outstanding collegiate career at Indiana University and a gold-medal haul in 1972 followed by lucrative endorsements and an unsuccessful stint in entertainment. Personal notes about his stormy relationships, his father, and the anti-Semitism he faced throughout his career are also included.'
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Santa Monica Press, c2008.
Characteristics: 288 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.