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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
by Daniel James Brown
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The New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate... (read more)

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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
by Daniel James Brown
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For readers of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit and Unbroken, the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics. Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington... (read more)

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Activism and the Olympics: Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London (Critical Issues in Sport and Society)
Activism and the Olympics: Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London (Critical Issues in Sport and Society)
by Jules Boykoff
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The Olympics have developed into the world's premier sporting event. They are simultaneously a competitive exhibition and a grand display of cooperation that bring together global cultures on ski slopes, shooting ranges, swimming pools, and track ovals... (read more)

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Red Rose Crew : a True Story of Women, Winning, and the Water (05 Edition)
Red Rose Crew : a True Story of Women, Winning, and the Water (05 Edition)
by Daniel J. Boyne
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A heroic story of women rowers who fought the tide of sexual prejudice to gain international... (read more)

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Race, Culture, and the Revolt of the Black Athlete: the 1968 Olympic Protests and Their Aftermath
Race, Culture, and the Revolt of the Black Athlete: the 1968 Olympic Protests and Their Aftermath
by Douglas Hartmann
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Ever since 1968 a single iconic image of race in American sport has remained indelibly etched on our collective memory: sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos accepting medals at the Mexico City Olympics with their black-gloved fists raised and heads... (read more)

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Post-Olympism?: Questioning Sport in the Twenty-First Century
Post-Olympism?: Questioning Sport in the Twenty-First Century
by John Bale
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The Olympic Games symbolize global cooperation, international understanding and the bonding of individuals through sports. However, throughout the history of the modern games, the Olympic ideal has often been confronted by a different reality. Crises... (read more)

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Drug Games (11 Edition)
Drug Games (11 Edition)
by Thomas M. Hunt
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Based on research in both American and foreign archives, this first book-length study of doping in the Olympics connects the use and regulation of performance-enhancing drugs to developments in the larger global environment.... (read more)

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Selling the Five Rings: The Ioc and the Rise of the Olympic Commercialism
Selling the Five Rings: The Ioc and the Rise of the Olympic Commercialism
by Robert K. Barney
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The original scheme for the modern Olympic Games was hatched at an international sports conference at the Sorbonne in June 1894. At the time, few provisions were made for the financial underwriting of the project—providence and the beneficence of... (read more)

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On the Right Track: From Olympic Downfall to Finding Forgiveness and the Strength to Overcome and Succeed
On the Right Track: From Olympic Downfall to Finding Forgiveness and the Strength to Overcome and Succeed
by Marion Jones
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Olympic athlete Marion Jones tells her compelling story of success, downfall, and recovery, encouraging readers to do what’s right. For more than a decade, Marion Jones was hailed as the “the fastest woman on the planet.” In 2000 in... (read more)

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Modern Olympics : Struggle for Revival (03 Edition)
Modern Olympics : Struggle for Revival (03 Edition)
by David C. Young
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According to most accounts, the man solely responsible for reviving the modern Olympic Games was Baron Pierre de Coubertin. Now, in The Modern Olympics, David C. Young challenges this view, revealing that Coubertin was only the last and most successful... (read more)

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America's First Olympics (05 Edition)
America's First Olympics (05 Edition)
by Matthews
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America in 1904 was a nation bristling with energy and confidence. Inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, the nation’s young, spirited, and athletic president, a sports mania rampaged across the country. Eager to celebrate its history, and to display its... (read more)

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Paralympic Heroes
Paralympic Heroes
by Cathy Wood
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The story of Great Britain's Paralympian heroes is compelling. Across a broad spectrum of Paralympian sport, British athletes have excelled, winning a staggering 42 gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and a second-place finish in the medals table.... (read more)

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John Apostal Lucas: Teacher, Sport Historian, and One Who Lived His Life Earnestly. a Collection of Articles and Essays with an Autobiogra
John Apostal Lucas: Teacher, Sport Historian, and One Who Lived His Life Earnestly. a Collection of Articles and Essays with an Autobiogra
by John Apostal Lucas
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John Lucas has dedicated his nearly half-century of academic life at Penn State University to researching and writing about his first love of sport, track and field, and the Olympics. He has attended every Summer Olympics since the 1960 Rome Games and... (read more)

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Redemption: A Rebellious Spirit, a Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold
Redemption: A Rebellious Spirit, a Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold
by Bryan Clay
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The inspiring and gritty story of the World's Greatest Athlete Redemption tells the story of Bryan Clay, winner of the 2008 Olympic gold medal and the 2004 Olympic silver medal in the decathlon. By the grace of God, Bryan went from being a fist-fighting,... (read more)

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Winter Olympics, Vancouver Edition: An Insider's Guide to the Legends, the Lore, and the Games
Winter Olympics, Vancouver Edition: An Insider's Guide to the Legends, the Lore, and the Games
by Ron C Judd
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This illustrated guide to the history of the Winter Olympics, updated for the 2010 Olympiad in Vancouver, features anecdotes, news articles, athlete profiles, key competitors and judging criteria so that fans will gain a greater understanding and... (read more)

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Berlin Games: How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream
Berlin Games: How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream
by Guy Walters
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IN 1936, Adolf Hitler welcomed the world to Berlin to attend the Olympic Games. It promised to be not only a magnificent sporting event but also a grand showcase for the rebuilt Germany. No effort was spared to present the Third Reich as the newest... (read more)

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Complete Book of the Winter Olympics 1998
Complete Book of the Winter Olympics 1998
by David Wallechinsky
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The essential resource for the Tokyo Winter Games, this book includes complete, detailed listings of the athletes for 1998 and rules for every event, plus stats, scores and the most dramatic stories from Olympic history. 35 photos.... (read more)

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Before the Eyes of the World: Mexico and the 1968 Olympic Games
Before the Eyes of the World: Mexico and the 1968 Olympic Games
by Kevin B. Witherspoon
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Mexican leaders eagerly anticipated the attention that hosting the world’s most visible sporting event would bring, yet they could not have predicted the array of conflicts that would play out before the eyes of the world during the notorious 1968... (read more)

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How to Watch the Olympics: The Essential Guide to the Rules, Statistics, Heroes, and Zeroes of Every Sport
How to Watch the Olympics: The Essential Guide to the Rules, Statistics, Heroes, and Zeroes of Every Sport
by David Goldblatt
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The must-have guide to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games Next summer, millions of Americans will tune into the Olympic Games, the largest and most popular sporting event in the world. Yet while it's easy to be fascinated by agile gymnasts, poised... (read more)

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A History of the Olympics
A History of the Olympics
by John Goodbody
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This unique audiobook history of the Olympics, first issued in 2008, has been updated to include the Beijing Olympics and released to coincide with the London event. Written by the prize-winning sports journalist John Goodbody, and with a fascinating... (read more)

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