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  • Securing and Sustaining the Olympic Cityby Pete Fussey; Jon Coaffee; Gary Armstrong

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Often seen as host nation's largest ever logistical undertaking, accommodating the Olympics and its attendant security infrastructure brings seismic changes to both the physical and social geography of its destination. Through analyzing the social and community impact of the 2012 Games and its security operation on East London, this book considers... more...

  • Touching Distanceby James Cracknell; Beverley Turner

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.24

    Double Olympic gold-medal winner, James Cracknell. His story before and after his life-changing accident. In October 2011 James Cracknell, two-time Olympic gold-medal rower and one of the greatest endurance athletes the world has ever known, suffered a seizure at home as his young son looked on in horror. A man who had known no limits,... more...

  • The Boys in the Boatby Daniel James Brown

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    The #1 New York Times ?bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany For readers of Unbroken , 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 account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed... more...

  • The Ancient Olympicsby Nigel Spivey

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    The word 'athletics' is derived from the Greek verb 'to struggle for a prize'. After reading this book, no one will see the Olympics as a graceful display of Greek beauty again, but as war by other means.Nigel Spivey paints a portrait of the Greek Olympics as they really were - fierce contests between bitter rivals, in which victors... more...

  • Gold Medal Diaryby Hayley Wickenheiser

    Greystone Books 2010; US$ 21.95

    In Gold Medal Diary , Hayley Wickenheiser , three-time Olympic gold medal winner and captain of the Canadian Women's Olympic Hockey Team, reveals her day-to-day experiences of the 2010 Games, including the six-month lead-up of intensive training and pre-Olympic tournaments. She shares the life of an Olympian — the behind-the-scenes stories, the... more...

  • Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?by Harriet Beveridge; Ben Hunt-Davis

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2011; Not Available

    This motivational and autobiographical book tells the story of an ordinary person in an ordinary team who achieved something pretty extraordinary. more...

  • Sex and the Olympicsby James Buckley

    ReadHowYouWant 2012; US$ 9.99

    Sex and the Olympics – a match literally made in heaven. Arising from ancient Greek mythology, the Olympics were always destined to be a sordid and sexual affa………………….. more...

  • Days of Wondersby Russell Moon

    Crown House Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Russell Moon, a volunteer performer in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, gives us the inside story of the making of the Greatest Show on Earth. In 194 gripping, moving and funny pages we follow his adventures from first audition to final jaw-dropping performance. We discover how, with the nation, he overcomes doubts and fears to discover unexpected... more...

  • Olympic Visionsby Mike O'Mahony

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 35.00

    African American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos protesting racial segregation in the United States in 1968. Hitler watching the Berlin Olympics in 1936. Michael Phelps’ photo finish in the 100-meter butterfly to win his seventh of a record eight medals in 2008. Since its creation in 1896, the Olympic Games have produced iconic images... more...

  • The Wonder Crewby Susan Saint Sing

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    THE WONDER CREW is the fascinating story of how the salty coach of the Annapolis crew team, Coach Richard Glendon, seized the sport of rowing first from the Ivy League schools and then the imposing British with a new style both uniquely American and very much his own. He took a group of young midshipmen with humble origins and dominated a sport... more...