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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...

  • Twin Ambitions - My Autobiographyby Mo Farah

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • 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 Victor's Crownby David Potter

    Quercus 2012; US$ 23.01

    Incorporating the latest research, The Victor's Crown offers an analysis of how competitive sport emerged in Greece during the eighth century BC, and then how the great festival cycle of Classical Greece came into being during the sixth century BC. Special attention is paid to violent sports of boxing, wrestling and pancration. We meet the great athletes... 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... 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...

  • The 1908 Olympic Gamesby Bill Mallon; Ian Buchanan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 75.00

    The 1908 Olympic Games were controversial. There was almost constant bickering among the American team and the British officials. Because of the controversies, the 1908 Olympics have been termed "The Battle of Shepherd's Bush," referring to the site of the Olympic Stadium. Reports of the 1908 Olympics have been rare and do not for instance... more...