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  • Olympic Televisionby Andrew C. Billings; James R. Angelini; Paul J. MacArthur

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    As the Olympic spectacle grows, broadcast coverage becomes bigger, more complex, and more sophisticated. Part sporting event, part reality show, and part global festival, the Olympics can be seen as both intensely nationalistic and a celebration of a shared sense of international community. This book sheds new light on how the Olympic experience has... more...

  • Norwichby Karen Crouse

    Simon & Schuster 2018; US$ 13.99

    The extraordinary story of the small Vermont town that has likely produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country—and whose citizens provide a model for achieving excellence while leading a well-rounded life. Norwich, a charming Vermont town of roughly three thousand residents, has sent an athlete to almost every Winter Olympics... more...

  • Something in the Airby Richard Hoffer

    Free Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    In the tradition of Seabiscuit and The Summer of ’49 , a gripping sports narrative that brilliantly tells the amazing individual stories of the unforgettable athletes who gathered in Mexico City in a year of dramatic upheaval. The 1968 Mexico City Olympics reflected the spirit of their revolutionary times. Richard Hoffer’s Something in the... more...

  • The Second Markby Joy Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 9.99

    It was billed as the greatest event in the history of pair skating: three of the best teams of all time battling for Olympic gold on one night in Salt Lake City. Technical ability was approximately equal. It was the artistic merit score that would decide the gold medal -- the second mark. Representing Canada, China, and Russia, the three pairs illuminated... 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...

  • 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movementby Ian Buchanan; Bill Mallon

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 123.00

    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...

  • 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...