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  • Representing the Nationby Claire Brewster; Keith Brewster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Mexico City?s staging of the 1968 Olympic Games should have been a pinnacle in Mexico?s post-revolutionary development: a moment when a nation at ease with itself played proud host to a global celebration of youthful vigour. Representing the Nation argues, however, that from the moment that the city won the bid, the Mexican elite displayed an innate... 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...

  • Wind Drivenby Wendy Kinney-Kendall

    Random House New Zealand 2013; US$ 15.09

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Olympic Odysseyby Phil Cousineau

    Quest Books 2013; US$ 17.95

    This book was purchased by the US Olympic Committee and given to each member of the US Olympic Team of the Summer 2004 Games as well as those participating in the Special Olympics. Nothing draws people together quite like sports. This book explores exactly why that is. In anticipation of the nostalgic return of the Games to Greece in 2004, mythologist... more...

  • The Jewish Olympicsby Ron Kaplan; Ira Berkow

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 26.99

    Having grown from 390 athletes from fourteen countries to nine thousand athletes from seventy-eight countries, the Maccabiah Games (or the Jewish Olympics,? as it has come to be known) continue to gain popularity. The Maccabiah Games, which take place in Israel, first began in 1932, and the latest games took place in July of 2013, with the debut of... more...

  • The 1900 Olympic Gamesby Bill Mallon

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 65.00

    The 1900 Olympic Games have been termed "The Farcical Games." The events were poorly organized and years later many of the competitors had no idea that they had actually competed in the Olympics. They only knew that they had competed in an international sporting event in Paris in 1900. No official records of the 1900 Olympics exist. Based... more...

  • The 1896 Olympic Gamesby Bill Mallon; Ture Widlund

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 55.00

    During the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, much of the world watched and celebrated as athletes broke world records and took home medals, fulfilling their Olympic dreams. The athletes' scores were available instantaneously and are now easily accessible, but what about the performance records of the first modern Olympic athletes? The Modern... more...

  • The 1906 Olympic Gamesby Bill Mallon

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 65.00

    One of the early concepts of the Olympic Games was to include "intercalated" Games every four years between the normal cycle, and to hold these Games in Athens, the ancestral home of the Olympics. In 1906 the first, and only one, of these games was held. Occurring only two years after the St. Louis Games of 1904 and two years before the London... more...