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  • Forman's Gamesby Lance Forman

    Biteback Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    On 6 July 2005, the world held a collective intake of breath as IOC president Jacques Rogge declared: 'The games of the 30th Olympiad in 2012 are awarded to the city of ? London.' Despite the images of jubilant crowds in the streets of Britain's capital, there were some, like Lance Forman, for whom those words spelled only dread and uncertainty.... more...

  • Twin Ambitions - My Autobiographyby Mo Farah

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • By the Swordby Richard Cohen

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Napoleon fenced. So did Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, and President Truman, who would cross swords with his daughter, Margaret, when she came home from school. Lincoln was a canny dueler. Igantius Loyala challenged a man to a duel for denying Christ?s divinity (and won). Less successful, but no less enthusiastic, was Mussolini, who would... 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...

  • Patriot Heartsby John Furlong; Gary Mason

    D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 22.99

    A riveting behind-the-scenes account of the transformative 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Gamesan 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...

  • Inspiredby Sir Steve Redgrave

    Headline 2009; US$ 13.99

    Inspiration, something much needed in these times, abounds as Sir Steve relates the entertaining tales of his fellow sportsmen and women that spurred on his success.From Jonny Wilkinson?s famous dropkick, Roger Bannister?s 4-minute mile and Brian Clough?s self-belief to tales of lesser known characters from his childhood and personal life, Sir Steve... more...

  • Dream Teamby Jack McCallum

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   Acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men?s Basketball Team. As a writer for Sports Illustrated, McCallum enjoyed a courtside seat for the most exciting basketball spectacle on earth, covering the Dream Team from its inception... more...

  • Walker: London 2012by James London

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    Leading the UK track and field team to gold medal winning glory at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and again at Beijing in 2008 was enough for British Athletics to turn again to Walker and persuade him - the UK's greatest ever track and field athlete - out of retirement to save the nation from ignominy and disgrace after the greatest ever disaster... more...

  • London, You're Beautifulby David Gentleman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 28.19

    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 1908 Olympicsby Keith Baker

    SportsBooks 2011; US$ 9.99

    The 1908 London Olympics can claim to be the first 'modern' sporting event which pitted nation against nation. There were rows between the British and Americans; a one-man walkover in the 400 metres when the US runners boycotted the event; a dispute over the shoes worn by one of the British tug of war teams and when the American team failed to dip... more...