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Closing the Distance: Chasing a Father's Olympic Fencing Legacy

Bukantz, Jeff

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ISBN 10: 1933631309 / ISBN 13: 9781933631301
Published by U.S.A.: Acanthus Publishing, 2006
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Title: Closing the Distance: Chasing a Father's ...

Publisher: U.S.A.: Acanthus Publishing

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition.

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This book is a memoir that reveals the trials and tribulations Jeff Bukantz encountered while following in his father's legendary footsteps. Throughout the book, the author provides insight about the highs and lows of competing in the Olympics, including inside stories about the 2004 Athens Olympic Games where he led the American Fencing Team to its first gold medal in 100 years. Besides the unique experiences of the author, the memoir takes a heart-warming look at the powerful force of family and the competitive human spirit.


*The author provides commentary about the Olympics and other athletic events in his regular column, newsletter, and speaking appearances; his motivational presentations are sought after by businesses, groups, and teams around the world *The author has been on numerous radio shows across the country: -SportsDrive, KNFT 950 AM, Silver City, New Mexico, August 25, 2005 -The Morning Zone, KGAB, Clear Channel Radio, Cheyenne, Wyoming, September 19, 2005 -Morning News, 1190 AM, Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 28, 2005 -Midday News at Noon, KOMY 1340 AM, Santa Cruz, California, July 1, 2005 -Focus, KOTA 1380 AM, Rapid City, South Dakota, July 4, 2005 -The Greaseman Show, WGOP, 700AM -The Pete Braley Show, WBSM 1420AM -The Bakersfield Morning News, KGET 970AM -Front Page on the Air, WRUF 850AM -The Blute & Scotto Show, WRKO 680AM -Come Heller High Water, WFNT 1470AM -Talk to America on Voice of America Radio Network -Albrecht in the AM, WOC 1420AM -Financially Speaking, WBNW 1120AM Print media appearances include: -Newsday, June 6, 2005 "It's how you win or lose" -The Boston Globe, August 18, 2004 "Striking Gold- Historic Fencing Win for Zagumis; Bronze to Jacobson" -The New York Times, August 18, 2004 "Who's Behind the Gold Medalist's Mask? Gosh, An American!" -Men's Edge Magazine, September, 2004 "Shut Up and Listen! It May Be Your Ticket Up the Ladder" -MetroWest Jewish News, August 5, 2004 "Fencer, Sports Scribe to Enter Hall of Fame" -The Star Ledger Newark, August 5, 2004 "Freshman Class in a New Hall of Fame" -The Oregonian, April 19, 2004 "Portland Fencers Point To Athens" -New Jersey Jewish News, February 12, 2004 "In Father's Footsteps, Livingston Man Named Captain of Olympic Fencing Team"-, August 3, 2003 "US Fencers Forced To Improvise, Sing Anthem Themselves"

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