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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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Brown masterfully narrates the tale of the 1936 American Olympic rowing team and their gold medal triumph. He paints a vivid picture of the men in the boat, their world, and their sport. A fascinating glimpse into a bygone era.... (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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Brown masterfully narrates the tale of the 1936 American Olympic rowing team and their gold medal triumph. He paints a vivid picture of the men in the boat, their world, and their sport. A fascinating glimpse into a bygone era.... (read more)

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The Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games
The Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games
by Ron Kaplan
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Having grown from 390 athletes from fourteen countries to nine thousand athletes from seventy-eight countries, the Maccabiah Games (or the and#8220;Jewish Olympics,and#8221; as it has come to be known) continue to gain popularity. The Maccabiah Games... (read more)

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Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX
Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX
by Ginny Gilder
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Wild meets The Boys in the Boat, a memoir about the quest for Olympic gold and the triumph of love over fear Forty years ago, when a young Ginny Gilder stood on the edge of Boston's Charles River and first saw a rowing shell in motion, it was love... (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 thrilling account of the U.S. Women's Crew as it prepared to compete in the 1975 World Championships in rowing ... sets the heart a-racing." --Kirkus Reviews... (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 International Olympic Committee and the Rise of Olympic Commercialism (02 Edition)
Selling the Five Rings : the International Olympic Committee and the Rise of Olympic Commercialism (02 Edition)
by Robert 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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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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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 worldandrsquo;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... (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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Tarnished Rings: The International Olympic Committee and the Salt Lake City Bid Scandal
Tarnished Rings: The International Olympic Committee and the Salt Lake City Bid Scandal
by Stephen Wenn
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The British Olympics: Britain's Olympic Heritage, 1612-2012 (Played in Britain)
The British Olympics: Britain's Olympic Heritage, 1612-2012 (Played in Britain)
by Martin Polley
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History records that the Olympic Games originated in ancient Greece nearly three thousand years ago, died out around 393 AD, and were triumphantly reborn in 1896, in the Greek capital of Athens. Rather less well known is how, during the intervening... (read more)

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The Secret Olympian: The Inside Story of the Olympic Experience
The Secret Olympian: The Inside Story of the Olympic Experience
by Anonymous
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Olympic athletes are tightly controlled by their national associations and individuals often have sponsorship agreements that prohibit them from discussing anything controversial about the Games…until now. In Secret Olympian: The inside story of... (read more)

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Internatl. Olympic Committee and Olympic System (08 Edition)
Internatl. Olympic Committee and Olympic System (08 Edition)
by Jean Chappelet
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When the athletes enter the stadium and the Olympic flame is lit, the whole world watches. Billions will continue to follow the events and to share in the athletes' joys and sorrows for the next sixteen days. Readers of this book, however, will watch... (read more)

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Ice Gold: Canada's Curling Champions
Ice Gold: Canada's Curling Champions
by Ted Wyman
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The womenand#8217;s team, which hails from Winnipeg, and the menand#8217;s team, based in Sault Ste. Marie, dominated the Sochi Olympic curling events, setting records and capturing the hearts of millions of Canadians. Now Winnipeg Sun sports editor Ted... (read more)

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