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An in-depth presentation of the history of swimming in western culture, with quotes from the English poets of the nineteenth century, from Goethe and the German Romanticists, to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Oregonian in New York
There's not much I can add to what the other readers have said, except this: I live in a small home, and I do not keep books forever unless they become part of my life. Read morePublished on June 23, 2013 by Suzy Tee
Everyone interested in going to the beach should read that scholarly,exquisitely-written, gripping story of the literary swimming hero and his relationship to the sea. Read morePublished on August 30, 2012 by Lorelei Lee
Excellent book. I've been swimming about 59 years. I learned to swim when I was 5. I still swim 2-3 times a week for fitness. About 1 mile each session. Read morePublished on May 9, 2011 by Aquaman
Densely written, but fascinating. The only book I've read that delves into the heart and mind of an open water swimmer, both on a psychological and historical perspective. Read morePublished on July 5, 2009 by bklynmermaid