|Plot Summary of Swimming to Antarctica|
|"This is the story of Lynne Cox, a swimmer of extraordinary strengths and achievements. She humorously refers to her success as being due to her 36% body fat, which gives her natural bouyancy and protects her internal organs from cooling down.
At age 15, she beat the men and women's record for swimming the English Channel. Pretty good for the 'fat' girl in school! She continued to beat records or make new records by swimming in open water where no one else has ever swum before. She performed one of the first acts of glasnost, by swimming from Alaska across the Berring sea to Russia! She made most of her swims without the corporate sponsorship that many atheletes require for training and even to travel to swim locations.
Her greatest achievement was to swim 1 mile in the open sea of Antarctica! And she has done all her swims around the world in a regular swimsuit, a bathing cap, and goggles. Nor does she use shark cages and the like when swimming.
Cousette Copeland, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Swimming to Antarctica|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
- north/sole pole
- water adventure
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- sports figure
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 10 ()
- South Pole
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
- in awe
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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