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  • King of the Worldby David Remnick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    There were mythic sports figures before him--Jack Johnson, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis, Joe DiMaggio--but when Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene from his native Louisville in the 1950s, he broke the mold. He changed the world of sports and went on to change the world itself. As Muhammad Ali, he would become the most recognized face on the planet. Ali... 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...

  • The Boys in the Boatby Daniel James Brown

    Pan Macmillan UK 2013; US$ 15.45

    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...

  • Foxcatcherby Mark Schultz; David Thomas

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    The riveting true story?soon to be the subject of a high-profile film?of Olympic wrestling gold medal-winning brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz and their fatal relationship with the eccentric John du Pont, heir to the du Pont dynasty On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medal winner and wrestling golden boy, was shot three times... 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...

  • Sport and International Developmentby Roger Levermore; Aaron Beacom

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 33.00

    Investigating the capacity of sport to act both as a conduit for traditional development assistance activities and as an agent for change in its own right, this book argues that sport can contribute to the development process, particularly where traditional development approaches have difficulty in engaging with communities. more...

  • The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Epidemiology of Injury in Olympic Sportsby Dennis J. Caine; Peter Harmer; Melissa Schiff

    Wiley 2009; US$ 236.95

    This new volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series, published under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, provides a state-of-the- art account of the epidemiology of injury across a broad spectrum of Olympic sports. The book uses the public health model in describing the scope of the injury problem, the associated risk factors,... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movementby Bill Mallon; Jeroen Heijmans

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 94.99

    The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement presents a comprehensive history of the games from the first recorded history of the games in 776 B.C. to the present day. This is done through a chronology, forewords by Dan Jansen and Mike Krzyzewski, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, photos, and over... more...

  • Amazing Olympiansby Charles Margerison

    Amazing People Club 2012; US$ 9.99

    There is no event like the Olympic Games. The athletes who compete are amazing in their ability to attain world class standards and their drive to be the best as they strive to beat their competitors and defy physical limitations and records on a global stage. These individuals are an example to all of us, and each of the Amazing Olympians in this... more...

  • Great Moments in the Summer Olympicsby Matt Christopher

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2012; US$ 4.99

    The Summer Olympics are chock full of epic athletic achievements across hundreds of disciplines, especially Track and Field, Gymnastics, and Swimming. These are the sports that gave us Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis, Wilma Rudolph and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olga Korbut and Mary Lou Retton -- tremendous athletes whose Olympic accomplishments thrill us now... more...