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  • 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...

  • As Good as Goldby Kathryn Bertine; Kathrine Switzer

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    Imagine George Plimpton. Except with real athletic ability. And he’s a woman. And she’s taken on a challenge that makes Paper Lion look like a brisk game of Go Fish.   Meet Kathryn Bertine, elite triathlete, former professional figure skater, and starving artist. Just as her personal and professional dreams begin to crumble in the summer of 2006,... more...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 68.95 US$ 62.06

    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...

  • 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 British Olympicsby Martin Polley; Simon Inglis

    Historic England 2012; US$ 19.99

    History records that the Olympic Games originated in ancient Greece nearly three thousand years ago, died out around 393 AD, and were triumphantly reborn in 1896, in the Greek capital of Athens. Rather less well known is how, during the intervening centuries, an assortment of British writers, romantics, sportsmen and visionaries helped nurture that... more...

  • The Nolympicsby Nicholas Lezard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 11.27

    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 all... more...