The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory

  • 448 pages
  • 1455523453
  • Anglais
  • Format Kindle
The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory

↔ Read Format Kindle [ The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory ] ↏ PDF Author Julie Checkoway ✠ A brightly told story of the triumph of underdogs exuberant, well researchedtense, vivid, and inspiring Kirkus Reviews If the basis for the book doesn t sound amazing enough, how the story unfolds Japan vying for the Olympic games, Pearl Harbor being bombed, WWII changing the world forever allows the story and characters to evolve in uplifting and heartbreaking waysit is evident that Checkoway s ability to set a scene is uncanny and accomplishedDepicting determination, discrimination, hope, anguish, hard work, and hard choices, Checkoway has created a sports history that is singular in its own right, and a fitting testament to the over 200 youths who swam for many reasons toward one goal Olympics First Olympics Always Publishers Weekly starred review Remarkable real life accountabout as underdog as it gets Boston Globe An inspiring true tale of grit and determination Checkoway skillfully weaves vivid scenes into a larger narrative with a varied cast of characters to create a stirring, though exhaustive, account Pair this with The Boys in the Boat. Booklist This story of one at first seemingly unremarkable man and his effect on camp children and the world of swimming is both inconceivable and dazzling You won t want to miss it Book Reporter This captivating nonfiction, featuring engaging individuals and portraying a tumultuous time in history, chronicles Hawaii s second golden age of swimming Sports and history enthusiasts will enjoy this title as much as book clubs and general readers Library Journal Checkoway carefully weaves together facts into a sweeping historical tapestry The Salt Lake Tribune Checkoway s story of youthful perseverance will earn a place on the shelf with The Boys in the Boat The National Book Review Save the story she has, through exhaustive research and sparkling prose BookPage A reverent taleThrough meticulous research, Checkoway brings crisp focus to a fuzzy time in American historyThe book carries hints of The Boys in the BoatCheckoway stays true to her salvage mission She unearths characters flawed and fetching and shines an unflinching light on race and classglorious storytelling and a triumphant, unpredictable finish Minneapolis Star TribuneThe New York Times bestselling inspirational story of impoverished children who transformed themselves into world class swimmers In 1937, a schoolteacher on the island of Maui challenged a group of poverty stricken sugar plantation kids to swim upstream against the current of their circumstance The goal To become Olympians They faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles The children were Japanese American and were malnourished and barefoot They had no pool they trained in the filthy irrigation ditches that snaked down from the mountains into the sugarcane fields Their future was in those same fields, working alongside their parents in virtual slavery, known not by their names but by numbered tags that hung around their necks Their teacher, Soichi Sakamoto, was an ordinary man whose swimming ability didn t extend much beyond treading water In spite of everything, including the virulent anti Japanese sentiment of the late 1930s, in their first year the children outraced Olympic athletes twice their size in their second year, they were national and international champs, shattering American and world records and making headlines from L.A to Nazi Germany In their third year, they d be declared the greatest swimmers in the world But they d also face their greatest obstacle the dawning of a world war and the cancellation of the Games Still, on the battlefield, they d become the 20th century s most celebrated heroes, and in 1948, they d have one last chance for Olympic glory They were the Three Year Swim Club This is their story. 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