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- Troubador Publishing Ltd 2011; Not Available
Britain and the Olympic Games traces the history of Britain?s love affair with the Olympic Games and shows exactly why the Olympic movement was re-born here. It looks at how London 1948 re-kindled the Olympic flame and demonstrated that the Games could drive social change in Britain. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available
Swimming Studies is a wonderful, unique book from the writer and artist Leanne Shapton, author of Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry , with her artwork. As a teenager, Leanne Shapton trained for the Olympic swimming trials; now an artist,... more...
- Aurum Press 2012; US$ 8.75
From the multi-million selling author of The Book of Lists and The Complete Book of the Olympics comes an entirely new take on the Games. Wallechinsky has a uniquely vast knowledge of the Olympics and an unrivalled head for arcane ? now the two are combined in this collection of 150 unexpected Olympic lists, including: ? The eight slowest Olympic... more...
- Scientific American 2012; US$ 3.99
The Olympics are the world's most prestigious stage for athletic competition. Fans both casual and hardcore tune in religiously every few years to watch as men and women push themselves to the limits of human performance. But what makes a champion? Is it genetics? Hours of training? A psychological advantage? Of all the athletes who dedicate their... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 21.95
The Olympics: The Basics is an accessible, contemporary introduction to the Olympic movement and Games. Chapters explain how the Olympics transcend sports, engaging us with a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters, including: peace development and diplomacy management and economics corruption, terror... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available
A glorious, fully illustrated celebration of the London 2012 Olympic Games, with expert analysis and comment from The Times? cast of sporting experts and brought to life with sumptuous, award-winning photographs more...
- Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 5.99
The Olympic Games: a major international amateur sporting competition that brings together hundreds of nations and thousands of athletes. This book is a collection of fun, facts and figures about the Games (from ancient to modern times) for sports lovers all over the world. The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking... more...
- Free Press 2008; US$ 15.00
Fresh from his triumphant and extraordinary achievement at the O lympic Games in B eijing, Michael P helps?up from working-class, born-in-the-U SA roots?shows us the secrets to his remarkable success?from training to execution. For years the world has followed Michael Phelps?s progress from teen sensation in Sydney to bona fide phenom in... more...
- New Chapter Press 2008; US$ 9.99
With a thorough exploration of the political climate of the time and the Soviet Union?s invasion of Afghanistan, this book describes the repercussions of Jimmy Carter?s American boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Despite missing the games they had trained relentlessly to compete in, many U.S. athletes went on to achieve remarkable successes... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 15.00
"Compelling... American Victory represents the triumph of the human spirit." -- Los Angeles Times Henry Cejudo's remarkable journey follows an unlikely hero, the son of illegal immigrants, from the mean streets of South Central LA to the glory of the Beijing Olympics. The first American in sixteen years to win the gold medal in freestyle wrestling... more...