The Games: A Global History of the Olympics

July 26, 2016|
The Games: A Global History of the Olympics
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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.

Title:The Games: A Global History of the Olympics
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:July 26, 2016
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780393254112

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