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  • The Boys in the Boatby Daniel James Brown

    Pan Macmillan UK 2013; US$ 13.63

    Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other working-class boys exchange the sweat and dust of life in 1930s America for the promise of glory at the... more...

  • Gold Rushby Michael Johnson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    'Elite athletes aren't born. They're made.' Michael Johnson From a living icon of the Olympic Games ? as both an athlete and now as a BBC broadcaster ? Gold Rush is a compelling analysis of the fascinating combination of psychological and personal qualities, as well as internal and external factors, that go to create an Olympic champion. more...

  • Sport Policy in Canadaby Lucie Thibault; Jean Harvey

    University of Ottawa Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    The first and most comprehensive analysis of the new Canadian Sport Policy adopted in 2012. more...

  • Beneath the 2012 Olympicsby Stan Medland; Simon Rodway

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 4.99

    In 2012 millions of people across the globe marvelled at the spectacle that was the London Summer Olympic Games, with thousands flocking to England’s capital to enjoy the sporting action first-hand. However, visitors to the new Olympic Stadium may not have realised that the site and surrounding area is steeped in history. Beneath the 2012 Olympics... more...

  • The Mo Farah Quiz Bookby Hugh Larkin

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 3.99

    If you are a fan of athletics, you are certain to be familiar with the name Mo Farah and his fantastic achievements at the London 2012 Olympic Games but how much do you really know about the charismatic British runner? Do you know what other athletics titles Mo currently holds? What honour did he receive in New Year 2013? When did he adopt his famous... more...

  • King of the Worldby David Remnick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    "By now we all have our notions about what Ali meant -- to his time and to the history of his sport. Of course David Remnick sheds light on these subjects, but where King of the World really shines is in the ring itself. With telling detail, Remnick captures the drama, danger, beauty, and ugliness of a generation's worth of big heavyweight fights."... more...

  • Katherine Graingerby Katherine Grainger

    Carlton Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Katherine Grainger: Dreams Do Come True tells the inspirational story of one of Britain's golden girls from London 2012. Great Britain's finest woman rower had one final career target to achieve and, on 3 August 2012, on the water at Eton Dorney, she - and Anna Watkins - beat three other pairs and London 2012 Olympic Games women's Double... more...

  • Speed Kingsby Andy Bull

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.95

    A story of risk, adventure, and daring as four Americans race to win the gold medal in the most dangerous competition in Olympic history.   In the 1930s, as the world hurtled toward war, speed was all the rage, and one of the fastest and most thrilling ways to attain it was through the new sport of bobsledding. Exotic, exciting, and above all dangerous,... more...

  • Foxcatcherby Mark Schultz; David Thomas

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95

    Praise for  Foxcatcher "In this disturbing, heartfelt memoir, the life of champion wrestler Schultz plays out against the backdrop of his brother's murder in 1996 at the hands of John du Pont, heir to the du Pont family...the relationship between Schultz and his more easy-going, older brother is vividly portrayed as one of the sibling rivalry and... more...

  • The Olympic Games Explainedby Jim Parry; Vassil Girginov

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 55.95

    This multidisciplinary text is a comprehensive introduction to the central themes and background of the modern Games. The text considers a range of topics including:  the ancient Olympics the modern revival of the nineteenth century the development of the Games throughout the twentieth century. the media and the Olympics Olympic marketing... more...