The Games: A Global History Of The Olympics

January 16, 2018|
The Games: A Global History Of The Olympics by David Goldblatt
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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.

David Goldblatt is the author of three acclaimed books about soccer, including the international bestseller The Ball Is Round. His podcast, Game of Our Lives, has recently been nominated for a Webby Award. He teaches at Pitzer College in Los Angeles and lives in Bristol, England.
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Title:The Games: A Global History Of The Olympics
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:528 pages, 8.2 X 5.5 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:528 pages, 8.2 X 5.5 X 0.9 in
Published:January 16, 2018
Publisher:WW Norton
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780393355512

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