Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World
In 1926, before skirt lengths inched above the knee and before anyone was ready to accept that a woman could test herself physically, a plucky American teenager named Trudy Ederle captured the imagination of the world when she became the first woman to swim the English Channel. It was, and still is, a feat more incredible and uncommon than scaling Mount Everest. Upon her return to the United States, "Trudy of America" became the most famous woman in the world. And just as quickly, she disappeared from the public eye.†Set against the backdrop of the roaring 1920s, Young Woman and the Sea is the dramatic and inspiring story of Ederle's pursuit of a goal no one believed possible, and the price she paid. The moment Trudy set foot on land, triumphant, she had shattered centuries of stereotypes and opened doors for generations of women to come. A truly magnetic and often misunderstood character whose story is largely forgotten, Trudy Ederle comes alive in these pages through Glenn Stout's exhaustive new research.
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Review: Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the WorldUser Review - Oyster - Goodreads
Climbing Mount Everest? It's been done. Swimming the English Channel, and doing it as a teenage woman in 1926? There's something you don't often hear aboutóbecause it has so rarely been done. This ... Read full review
Review: Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the WorldUser Review - Gina Kilgour - Goodreads
I was surprised how interesting the book was! (At first I thought it would be impossible to write an entire book about one sea crossing, but it was a lot more than that). Very well written. Loved it. Read full review
2 The Challenge
4 The Painter
5 The Womens Swimming Association
6 The Crossing
7 The Teacher
8 The Channel
9 The Best Girl
21 Cape GrisNez
22 What For?