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  • The 1940 Tokyo Games: The Missing Olympicsby Sandra Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    By representing their experience of modernity as different from the West in their respective Olympic Games, Asian nations reveal much about the ambitions and anxieties of being an Asian host in the continuing western Olympic hegemony. This original work explores the encounter between ?the East and the West? by analyzing the deliberate self-presentational... more...

  • American Hoopsby Carson Cunningham

    UNP - Nebraska 2010; US$ 40.00

    Those who avidly followed the on-court acrobatics and off-court celebrity of the ?Dream Team? in Barcelona in 1992 would hardly recognize what passed as basketball fifty-six years earlier, when the United States first played the game in the 1936 Olympics. In those early days of men?s Olympic basketball, many teams lacked basic skills, games were played... more...

  • As Good as Goldby Kathryn Bertine; Kathrine Switzer

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    Imagine George Plimpton. Except with real athletic ability. And he?s a woman. And she?s taken on a challenge that makes Paper Lion look like a brisk game of Go Fish.   Meet Kathryn Bertine, elite triathlete, former professional figure skater, and starving artist. Just as her personal and professional dreams begin to crumble in the summer of 2006,... more...

  • Beijing 2008: Preparing for Gloryby J.A. Mangan; Dong Jinxia

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory - Chinese Challenge in the 'Chinese Century' brings together international scholars with an interest in sport and politics and sinologists with an interest in China - past, present and future - to explore global reaction to the Beijing Olympics - China's anticipated moment of glory on the world stage. The Beijing... more...

  • The Beijing Olympics: Promoting Chinaby Kevin Caffrey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The Beijing 2008 Olympic ceremonies were spectacular performances and technological accomplishments by the People?s Republic of China. However, the audience in Beijing was only the most overt element of a global audience receiving the message of the Games. For this global audience, the Beijing performances were a harbinger of wider regional and international... more...

  • Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Gamesby Jules Boykoff

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The Olympic Games have become the world?s greatest media and marketing event?a global celebration of exceptional athletics gilded with corporate cash. Huge corporations vie for association with the "Olympic Image" in the hope of gaining a worldwide marketing audience of billions. In this provocative critical study of the contemporary Olympics,... more...

  • Circus Maximusby Andrew Zimbalist

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 22.00

    An Economist Best Economic Book of 2015 An updated and expanded analysis of the economic tensions behind the Olympics and the World Cup games. Andrew Zimbalist looks beyond the headlines of two of the world?s most beloved sporting events: the Olympics and the World Cup. In the updated and expanded edition of his bestselling book, Circus Maximus:... 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   Forty years ago, when a young Ginny Gilder stood on the edge of Boston?s Charles River and first saw a rowing shell in motion, it was love at first sight. Yearning to escape her family history, which included her mother?s emotional... more...

  • Documenting the Beijing Olympicsby D.P. Martinez; Kevin Latham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book focuses on the processes of documenting the Beijing Olympics ? ranging from the visual (television and film) to radio and the written word ? and the meanings generated by such representations. What were the ?key? stories and how were they chosen? What was dramatised? Who were the heroes? Which ?clashes? were highlighted and how? What sorts... more...

  • Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Gamesby Vassil Girginov

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the world?s greatest sporting and cultural event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, the post-Games period and legacy.... more...