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  • Golden Girlby Michael Silver; Natalie Coughlin

    Rodale 2006; US$ 19.99

    The story of Natalie Coughlin's remarkable battle back from injury and burnout to become America's Golden Girl—a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner in swimming and the most decorated female athlete at the 2004 Olympics. Five years ago, Natalie Coughlin's promising swimming career was all but extinguished when a devastating shoulder... more...

  • The Olympics, A Very Peculiar Historyby David Arscott

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 9.49

    From its beginnings in Ancient Greek antiquity, right up to its arrival in Great Britain, the home of so many modern sports and favoured pastimes, the Olympic Games have always been a grand and exciting spectacle, whether you're watching a no-holds-barred wrestling match or a mesmerising, freewheeling gymnast. 'The Olympics, A Very Peculiar... more...

  • Twin Ambitions - My Autobiographyby Mo Farah

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 14.99

    4 August, 2012. Super Saturday. On the most electric night in the history of British sport, Mo Farah braved the pain and punishment to seize Olympic gold in the 10,000m - and in the process went from being a talented athlete to a national treasure. Seven days later, Mo seized his second gold at the 5000m to go where no British distance runner has... 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...

  • 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...

  • Wind Drivenby Wendy Kinney-Kendall

    Random House New Zealand 2013; Not Available

    Inspiring story of how a New Zealand woman, four-time Olympic windsurfing champion got to the top - and stayed there. Barbara Kendall is one of New Zealand's most successful Olympians and also one of its best-lovedathletes. In 2008 she went to her fifth Olympics, having previously won gold at the BarcelonaOlympics, silver at Atlanta and bronze at... more...

  • Off the Deep Endby W. Hodding Carter

    Algonquin Books 2008; US$ 14.95

    Hodding Carter dreamed of being an Olympian as a kid. He worshipped Mark Spitz, swam his heart out, and just missed qualifying for the Olympic trials in swimming as a college senior. Although he didn't qualify for the 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, or 2004 Olympics, he never stopped believing he could make it. And despite past failures... more...

  • Olympic Legacies: Intended and Unintendedby J A Mangan; Mark Dyreson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    For more than a century, the Olympics have been the modern world's most significant sporting event. Indeed, they deserve much credit for globalizing sport beyond the boundaries of the Anglo-American universe, where it originated, into broader global realms. By the 1930s, the Olympics had become a global mega-event that occupied the attention of the... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    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...