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Michael Phelps: Beneath The Surface (extremely rare HANDSIGNED 1st ptg. + COA + Event flyer)

Michael Phelps, Brian Cazeneuve

ISBN 10: 1582619980 / ISBN 13: 9781582619989
Published by Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A.: Sports Pub, 2004
New Condition: New Hardcover
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Hardcover, boldly HANDSIGNED by MICHAEL PHELPS in 2004 on the title page in silver Sharpie. No inscription, not a bookplate signature. A U.S. 1st Edition/1st Printing. NEW/NEW condition, a pristine UNREAD copy, clean and tight, suitable for collectors. No bumped corners or bruising to the spine. Flawless dustjacket is Brodart protected. Safely stored in a clear plastic archival bag since the time of signing to keep it safe. This copy of "Beneath the Surface" was signed by Phelps on April 28, 2004 at an event in his honor at Borders Books in Ann Arbor, MI. Michael was still a student at Univ. of Michigan in Ann Arbor and did not tour to promote this book; this event was one of only three signings that he attended. COA and original Borders event flyer included. An exquisite copy only opened to obtain the Olympic champion's signature. The first of two books authored by Phelps, "Beneath the Surface" is his only autobiography and was released after his early success at the 2004 Athens Summer Games when he had a mere 8 Olympic medals under his belt. It is an extremely rare signed collectible from the winner of 28 Olympic medals (23 of them gold) and the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time--and the only signed copy available on ABE in this pristine condition. Don't miss my mint signed 1st printing of Phelps' inspirational book "No Limits: The Will to Succeed" also currently listed on ABE. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-8266894819

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Title: Michael Phelps: Beneath The Surface (...

Publisher: Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A.: Sports Pub

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Eight medals, including six gold and two bronze. Michael Phelps used the Olympic Games in Athens as his breakout event. Already known in the swimming world for the summer of 2003 when he set seven world records in 41 days, Michael’s record-tying medal haul made him a mainstream name. He’s well on his way to his ambitious goal of "changing the sport of swimming," but despite Michael’s pre-eminence in the pool, his story is not a swimming diary but a tale of adversities overcome and redemption through persistence.

Michael Phelps: Beneath the Surface is a first-person account of Michael's journey to manhood and Olympic glory—from a toddler who was afraid to put his face in the water to a student overcoming an attention deficit disorder to a son dealing with his parents’ divorce to a brother who watched an older sister narrowly miss making the Olympic team to the athlete who carried his nation’s hopes on his shoulders in Athens, and delivered against such high expectations.

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Michael Phelps is the most accomplished U.S. swimmer since Mark Spitz. Phelps has broken numerous world records, including an astounding seven in 41 days. Michael’s success in the 2004 Summer Olympics has made him a household name. Michael hails from Baltimore.

Brian Cazeneuve is a staff writer at Sports Illustrated and has been the magazine’s full-time Olympics journalist since 1995. Before joining SI, he worked as a freelance writer for Time, People, The New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, Reuters and NBC Sports. In 2003, he won the Jesse Abramson Prize, a national award for excellence in track and field writing.

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