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Going for Wisconsin gold : stories of our state olympians

Author: Jessie Garcia
Publisher: Madison, WI : Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides insights into the lives of those who were raised in or spent significant time in Wisconsin on their journey to the Olympic Games. Through interviews with contemporary athletes and archival research into the earlier history, the author shows us how deeply entrenched Wisconsin is in the Olympics. Featuring the athletes' personal insights (many of them are telling their stories in complete detail  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Garcia, Jessie, 1970-
Going for Wisconsin gold.
Madison, WI : Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016022854
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessie Garcia
ISBN: 9780870207655 0870207652
OCLC Number: 948339486
Description: xiv, 288 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Jessie Garcia.

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"This book provides insights into the lives of those who were raised in or spent significant time in Wisconsin on their journey to the Olympic Games. Through interviews with contemporary athletes and archival research into the earlier history, the author shows us how deeply entrenched Wisconsin is in the Olympics. Featuring the athletes' personal insights (many of them are telling their stories in complete detail for the first time) and filled with pictures from their personal collections, the book provides readers with a new and deeper understanding of the sacrifices, joy, pain, heartbreak, and absolute dedication it takes to reach the world's grandest sporting competition"--
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Wisconsin Olympians

by jmgallen (WorldCat user published 2016-08-26) Excellent Permalink

I love the Olympics!  Winter, Summer, the heroes, the tragic figures, those who win medals and others who just win hearts, I love them all!  “Going For Wisconsin Gold” is the story of Olympians who were born, lived, trained or had some association with Wisconsin.  The 22...
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