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  • The 1912 Stockholm Olympicsby Leif Yttergren; Hans Bolling

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    King Gustaf V of Sweden inaugurated the Fifth Olympiad at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm on July 6, 1912. In the following weeks, 2,380 competitors from 27 nations representing six continents participated in well-organized competitions in perfect weather conditions. The largest Olympics yet at the time, the Stockholm Games have thus gone down in... more...

  • The Boys in the Boatby Daniel James Brown

    Pan Macmillan UK 2013; US$ 14.54

    Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other working-class boys exchange the sweat and dust of life in 1930s America for the promise of glory at the... more...

  • Sport Policy in Canadaby Lucie Thibault; Jean Harvey

    University of Ottawa Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    The first and most comprehensive analysis of the new Canadian Sport Policy adopted in 2012. more...

  • King of the Worldby David Remnick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 13.99

    There were mythic sports figures before him--Jack Johnson, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis, Joe DiMaggio--but when Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene from his native Louisville in the 1950s, he broke the mold. He changed the world of sports and went on to change the world itself. As Muhammad Ali, he would become the most recognized face on the planet. Ali... more...

  • Katherine Graingerby Katherine Grainger

    Carlton Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Katherine Grainger: Dreams Do Come True tells the inspirational story of one of Britain's golden girls from London 2012. Great Britain's finest woman rower had one final career target to achieve and, on 3 August 2012, on the water at Eton Dorney, she - and Anna Watkins - beat three other pairs and London 2012 Olympic Games women's Double... more...

  • No Limitsby Michael Phelps; Alan Abrahamson

    Free Press 2008; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Foxcatcherby Mark Schultz; David Thomas

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    The riveting true story of Olympic wrestling gold medal-winning brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz and their fatal relationship with the eccentric John du Pont, heir to the du Pont dynasty On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medal winner and wrestling golden boy, was shot three times by du Pont family heir John E. du Pont at the... more...

  • Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, The Paralympic Athleteby Yves Vanlandewijck; Walter Thompson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 64.99

    This brand new Handbook addresses Paralympic sports and athletes, providing practical information on the medical issues, biological factors in the performance of the sports and physical conditioning. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction of the Paralympic athlete, followed by discipline-specific reviews from leading authorities in disability... more...

  • The Nolympicsby Nicholas Lezard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 13.58

    Nicholas Lezard loved London. Then the London 2012 Olympics came along ... Suddenly his beloved city was invaded by über-people in branded sportswear who had contorted their bodies into odd shapes in order to run a bit faster, or throw things a bit further. Not to mention armies of reptilian brand-managers, chancers and corporate cheerleaders... more...

  • Circus Maximusby Andrew Zimbalist

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 19.00

    The numbers are staggering: China spent $40 billion to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing and Russia spent $50 billion for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. Brazil's total expenditures are thought to have been as much as $20 billion for the World Cup this summer and Qatar, which will be the site of the 2022 World Cup, is estimating that it will... more...