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  • The Race for the 2012 Olympicsby Mike Lee

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 17.68

    London bid leader and British Olympic hero Sebastian Coe, Tony Blair and David Beckham all played a part in winning the most competitive race for the Games in Olympic history. But it was far from plain sailing and the campaign was a rollercoaster ride of emotions: full of drama, controversy and tears from the moment businesswoman Barbara Cassani... more...

  • One Golden Summer: The Telegraph at the London Games (Ebook)by Telegraph Media Group

    Headline 2012; US$ 9.78

    Exclusive to this ebook-only edition, relive the incredible summer of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games with this inspirational series of articles from the Telegraph, available as a collection for the first time. 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...

  • 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...

  • Living with London's Olympicsby Iain Lindsay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The quadrennial summer Olympic Games produces the world's biggest single-city cultural event. Drawing on ethnographic work around the London 2012 Games, this book contrasts the rhetoric and reality of mega-event delivery and shows that the notions of beneficial Olympic legacies and delivery benefits for host communities are, for most, unobtainable. more...

  • Living with London's Olympicsby Iain Lindsay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The quadrennial summer Olympic Games produces the world's biggest single-city cultural event. Drawing on ethnographic work around the London 2012 Games, this book contrasts the rhetoric and reality of mega-event delivery and shows that the notions of beneficial Olympic legacies and delivery benefits for host communities are, for most, unobtainable. more...

  • Course Correctionby Ginny Gilder

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Wild meets The Boys in the Boat , a memoir about the quest for Olympic gold and the triumph of love over fear   Ginny Gilder grew up in an era where girls mostly sat on the sidelines?as observers and cheerleaders, not competitors and champions. Raised in a family where business acumen was treasured as the ultimate trophy, she toed the line... 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...

  • Something in the Airby Richard Hoffer

    Free Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    In the tradition of Seabiscuit and The Summer of ?49 , a gripping sports narrative that brilliantly tells the amazing individual stories of the unforgettable athletes who gathered in Mexico City in a year of dramatic upheaval. The 1968 Mexico City Olympics reflected the spirit of their revolutionary times. Richard Hoffer?s Something in the... more...

  • The Second Markby Joy Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 22.95

    It was billed as the greatest event in the history of pair skating: three of the best teams of all time battling for Olympic gold on one night in Salt Lake City. Technical ability was approximately equal. It was the artistic merit score that would decide the gold medal -- the second mark. Representing Canada, China, and Russia, the three pairs illuminated... more...