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The Resource Katharine Whitney Curtis : mother of synchronized swimming, Jordan Whitney-Wei

Katharine Whitney Curtis : mother of synchronized swimming, Jordan Whitney-Wei

Label
Katharine Whitney Curtis : mother of synchronized swimming
Title
Katharine Whitney Curtis
Title remainder
mother of synchronized swimming
Statement of responsibility
Jordan Whitney-Wei
Title variation
Synchronized swimming
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""How do you invent an Olympic sport? For Katharine Whitney Curtis, it took the right idea, great talent, some good timing, and the determination to make it happen. The originator of synchronized swimming as we know it today, she even wrote the first book on the subject in 1936. But there was much more to her life and career. After the start of World War II, Curtis became a recreational director in the American Red Cross and followed the troops wherever the course of war took them, serving under Generals Patton and Eisenhower, before becoming a director of travel for the U.S. Army in Europe during the Cold War. Unbound by fear or the narrow expectations of society, this was a woman who lived ahead of her time, making things happen along the way. As her first biography, this book generously features Curtis's own words, selected from more than 2,000 pages of letters, and contextualized by her surviving friends and family members."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1992-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitney-Wei, Jordan
Dewey number
  • 797.2/17092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
GV838.C87
LC item number
W55 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curtis, Katharine Whitney
  • Synchronized swimmers
  • Women swimmers
  • Swimmers
  • Synchronized swimming
Label
Katharine Whitney Curtis : mother of synchronized swimming, Jordan Whitney-Wei
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The First Diversion: Beauty (1897-1942) -- 1. Noble diversions -- 2. Out of Madison -- 3. Making history -- 4. A change of plans -- The Second Diversion: Hope (1942-1946) -- She's over there -- 6. Lifting morale -- 7. Victory lap -- 8. Loved and lost -- The Third Diversion: Harmony (1946-1980) -- 9. Rebuilding -- 10. Passing the torch -- 11. A rolling stone
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 200 pages
Isbn
9781476664583
Lccn
2019053972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)on1108567275
Label
Katharine Whitney Curtis : mother of synchronized swimming, Jordan Whitney-Wei
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The First Diversion: Beauty (1897-1942) -- 1. Noble diversions -- 2. Out of Madison -- 3. Making history -- 4. A change of plans -- The Second Diversion: Hope (1942-1946) -- She's over there -- 6. Lifting morale -- 7. Victory lap -- 8. Loved and lost -- The Third Diversion: Harmony (1946-1980) -- 9. Rebuilding -- 10. Passing the torch -- 11. A rolling stone
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 200 pages
Isbn
9781476664583
Lccn
2019053972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)on1108567275

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