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  • London, You're Beautifulby David Gentleman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 34.00

    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...

  • Swimming Studiesby Leanne Shapton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 22.08

    Swimming Studies is a wonderful, unique book from the writer and artist Leanne Shapton, author of Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry , with her artwork. As a teenager, Leanne Shapton trained for the Olympic swimming trials; now an artist,... 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...

  • Michael Phelpsby Bob Schaller; Jason Lezak; Rowdy Gaines

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    Michael Phelps is an American sports hero, perhaps the greatest Olympic athlete the world has ever known. His unprecedented eight gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics have made him a superstar. But his journey to Olympic immortality is every bit as compelling as his achievements in the pool. From learning to cope with ADHD to the story of how... more...

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

    Scientific American 2012; US$ 4.99

    The Science of Sports: Winning in the Olympics by the editors of Scientific American   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?... more...

  • Boycottby Jerry Caraccioli; Tom Caraccioli; Walter F. Mondale

    New Chapter Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    With a thorough exploration of the political climate of the time and the Soviet Union?s invasion of Afghanistan, this book describes the repercussions of Jimmy Carter?s American boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Despite missing the games they had trained relentlessly to compete in, many U.S. athletes went on to achieve remarkable successes... more...

  • American Victoryby Henry Cejudo; Bill Plaschke

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 12.99

    "Compelling... American Victory represents the triumph of the human spirit." -- Los Angeles Times Henry Cejudo's remarkable journey follows an unlikely hero, the son of illegal immigrants, from the mean streets of South Central LA to the glory of the Beijing Olympics. The first American in sixteen years to win the gold medal in freestyle wrestling... more...

  • Family Powerby Mark Lopez; Steve Lopez; Diana Lopez; Jean Lopez

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 18.99

    An inspiring sports memoir from the family who captured America?s heart at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The Lopez family set new records at the Beijing Olympics with three siblings on the same U.S. taekwondo team?and a fourth sibling as their coach. Mark took the silver medal, and Steven and Diana both brought home the bronze, with big brother Jean... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movementby Ian Buchanan; Bill Mallon

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 99.99

    The third edition of this fascinating book deals with both levels of the competition?the competitive side and the administrative side. The dictionary includes hundreds of cross-referenced entries on the major sports, more outstanding athletes, participating countries and numerous bodies in the organization as well as successive generations of officials?starting... more...

  • Patriot Heartsby John Furlong; Gary Mason

    D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 23.00

    A riveting behind-the-scenes account of the transformative 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games—an extraordinary story of visionary leadership, love of country and the ability to dream boldly. When John Furlong emigrated from Ireland in 1974, the customs officer greeted him with “Welcome to Canada. Make us better?—an imperative that has defined... more...