The Games

The Games

A Global History of the Olympics

Book - 2016
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"The definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic Games--by one of the most celebrated sportswriters of our time, "--NoveList.
Goldblatt describes the reinvention and modern history of the Olympic Games, from its rebirth in 1896 Athens to the present. He highlights all the classic moments of highest achievement, while also going behind the medal counts to tell how women fought to be included in the Olympics on equal terms; how the wounded of World War II led to the Paralympics; and how the Olympics reflect changing attitudes to race and ethnicity.
A renowned sportswriter describes the reinvention and modern history of the Olympic Games, from its rebirth in 1896 Athens to the present, highlighting all the classic moments of highest achievement, including Jesse Owens, Nadia Comaneci, the Miracle on Ice and Usain Bolt. --Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393292770
0393292770
Branch Call Number: 796.4809 G5649G 2016
Characteristics: 516 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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