9781447298878

Games A Global History of the Olym

David Goldblatt


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781447298878
Published: December 2017

Price: $19.99

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"A people's history of the Olympics."--New York Times Book Review

A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

The Games is best-selling sportswriter David Goldblatt's sweeping, definitive history of the modern Olympics. Goldblatt brilliantly traces their history from the reinvention of the Games in Athens in 1896 to Rio in 2016, revealing how the Olympics developed into a global colossus and highlighting how they have been buffeted by (and affected by) domestic and international conflicts. Along the way, Goldblatt reveals the origins of beloved Olympic traditions (winners' medals, the torch relay, the eternal flame) and popular events (gymnastics, alpine skiing, the marathon). And he delivers memorable portraits of Olympic icons from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comaneci, the Dream Team to Usain Bolt.

Details
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9781447298878
  • Published: December 2017
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Width: 12.4 mm
  • Height: 3.5 mm
  • Depth: 19.7 mm
  • Publisher:not specified

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