“...fascinating, erudite account of the lives and careers of acclaimed athletes who challenged the conventional boundaries between men and women, decades before ‘transgender’ became a flashpoint in contemporary social struggles.”— Susan Stryker, author of Transgender History

“Waters traces this history thoughtfully, and meticulously, revealing how much about this recent and relevant past we have forgotten, or never knew.”  — The New Yorker

“a deftly written and engrossing book” — The Washington Post

Buy The Other Olympians today

In December 1935, Zdeněk Koubek, one of the most famous athletes in women's track-and-field sports, announced that he was going to be living as a man. 

My debut book is now available for purchase.

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