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Author Dahlberg, Tim.

Title America's girl : the incredible story of how swimmer Gertrude Ederle changed the nation / Tim Dahlberg with Mary Ederle Ward and Brenda Greene.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B EDERLE, GERTRUDE    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG EDERLE, GERTRUDE    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  B-EDERLE, G.    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description x, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-283) and index.
Summary An intimate look at the life and trials of Gertrude Ederle, who in 1926 not only became the first woman to swim across the English Channel, but broke the record set by men.
Contents "Bring on your old channel" -- Humbled but not beaten -- Suited for a swim -- Swifter, higher, stronger -- Different time, same old channel -- A promise from Pop -- "Come out, Gertie." "What for?" -- The celluloid web -- Channelitis strikes Cape Gris-Nez -- A hero's welcome -- The nest one has to be a blonde -- "Don't weep for me."
Local Note WNDSR This book is the gift of Susan Herriford in memory of Margaret "Peg" Yuskavitch.
Subject Ederle, Gertrude, 1906-2003.
Swimmers -- United States -- Biography.
Women swimmers -- United States -- Biography.
Added Author Ward, Mary Ederle.
Greene, Brenda M., 1950-
ISBN 9780312382650
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