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  • 1940 TOKYO GAMES - COLLINSby Sandra Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Exploring the relationship between modern Asia and the Olympic Games, this original work focuses on the forgotten history of the 1940 Tokyo Olympics to reveal the complex and fascinating encounter between Japan and the world in the 1930s. more...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Swimming Studiesby Leanne Shapton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • No Limitsby Alan Abrahamson; Michael Phelps

    Free Press 2008; US$ 16.00

    Fresh from his triumphant and extraordinary achievement at the O lympic Games in B eijing, Michael P helps?up from working-class, born-in-the-U SA roots?shows us the secrets to his remarkable success?from training to execution. For years the world has followed Michael Phelps?s progress from teen sensation in Sydney to bona fide phenom in Athens.... 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$ 15.00

    "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...

  • 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...