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The Resource Breaking the surface, Greg Louganis with Eric Marcus

Breaking the surface, Greg Louganis with Eric Marcus

Label
Breaking the surface
Title
Breaking the surface
Statement of responsibility
Greg Louganis with Eric Marcus
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: This is a new edition of Greg Louganis's 1995 #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography and Literary Guild Selection. It is the unflinchingly honest first-person account of a man breaking free of a lifetime of silence and isolation. Born to a young Samoan father and Northern European mother, and adopted at nine months, Greg began diving at age nine, and at sixteen won a silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. But despite his astonishing athletic skill, Greg struggled with late-detected dyslexia, prejudice toward his dark skin coloring and anguish over his homosexuality, which he felt compelled to hide. Being in the spotlight intensified his difficulties with relationships and substance abuse
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Louganis, Greg
Dewey number
  • 797.2/4092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV838.L68
LC item number
A3 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Marcus, Eric
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Louganis, Greg
  • Divers
  • Gay men
  • Olympics
Label
Breaking the surface, Greg Louganis with Eric Marcus
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Random House, 1995
Contents
The ninth dive -- "I can do that" -- Sissy, nigger, retard -- Suicide -- Olympic dreams -- Montreal 1976 -- Fame -- Coming out -- Diving -- Depression -- The University of Miami -- Moscow 1980 -- International dominance -- Kevin -- Los Angeles 1984 -- Tom -- Sign here -- Show biz -- Tom's rules -- Diagnosed -- Living with HIV -- Olympic trials -- Seoul 1988 -- Separate ways -- Settlement -- Forgiving -- Rebirth -- Jeffrey -- Gay games 1994
Control code
sky219814809
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 306 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781402206665
Lccn
2005033004
Note
hn 07/16
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Breaking the surface, Greg Louganis with Eric Marcus
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Random House, 1995
Contents
The ninth dive -- "I can do that" -- Sissy, nigger, retard -- Suicide -- Olympic dreams -- Montreal 1976 -- Fame -- Coming out -- Diving -- Depression -- The University of Miami -- Moscow 1980 -- International dominance -- Kevin -- Los Angeles 1984 -- Tom -- Sign here -- Show biz -- Tom's rules -- Diagnosed -- Living with HIV -- Olympic trials -- Seoul 1988 -- Separate ways -- Settlement -- Forgiving -- Rebirth -- Jeffrey -- Gay games 1994
Control code
sky219814809
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 306 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781402206665
Lccn
2005033004
Note
hn 07/16
Other physical details
ill.

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