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  • Murderballby Will Swanton

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 31.82

    They call it Murderball. An impossibly brutal game that you can't believe is a Paralympic sport. Players in reinforced steel chairs smash into each other with deadly intent and animal ferocity. You expect massive casualties in every game. But as one of the players says," What have we got to lose? It's not like we're going to break our necks again!"... 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...

  • The Second Markby Joy Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2010; Not Available

    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...

  • Something in the Airby Richard Hoffer

    Free Press 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • How to Watch the Olympicsby David Goldblatt; Johnny Acton

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    The must-have guide to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games Next summer, millions of Americans will tune into the Olympic Games, the largest and most popular sporting event in the world. Yet while it's easy to be fascinated by agile gymnasts, poised equestrians, and perfectly synchronized swimmers, few of us know the real width of a balance beam, the intricate... more...

  • London, You're Beautifulby David Gentleman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    David Gentleman has been drawing London all his adult life, and for the past year has spent his days focused on looking afresh at the city. The resulting book of sketches, drawings and watercolours, arranged month by month, shows a year in the life of London and reveals the city that is hidden in plain view. From its surprising expanse of sky to the... more...

  • Britain and the Olympic Gamesby Matt Rogan; Martin Rogan

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Britain and the Olympic Games traces the history of Britain?s love affair with the Olympic Games and shows exactly why the Olympic movement was re-born here. It looks at how London 1948 re-kindled the Olympic flame and demonstrated that the Games could drive social change in Britain. more...

  • The Science of Sports: Winning in the Olympicsby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2012; US$ 3.99

    The Olympics are the world's most prestigious stage for athletic competition. Fans both casual and hardcore tune in religiously every few years to watch as men and women push themselves to the limits of human performance. But what makes a champion? Is it genetics? Hours of training? A psychological advantage? Of all the athletes who dedicate their... more...

  • The Olympics: The Basicsby Andy Miah; Beatriz Garcia

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 24.95

    The Olympics: The Basics is an accessible, contemporary introduction to the Olympic movement and Games. Chapters explain how the Olympics transcend sports, engaging us with a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters, including: peace development and diplomacy management and economics corruption, terror... more...

  • The Games by The Times: Great Britain?s Finest Sporting Hourby The Times

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    A glorious, fully illustrated celebration of the London 2012 Olympic Games, with expert analysis and comment from The Times? cast of sporting experts and brought to life with sumptuous, award-winning photographs more...