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The Resource The Games : a global history of the Olympics, David Goldblatt

The Games : a global history of the Olympics, David Goldblatt

Label
The Games : a global history of the Olympics
Title
The Games
Title remainder
a global history of the Olympics
Statement of responsibility
David Goldblatt
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • For millions of people around the world, the Summer and Winter Games are a joy and a treasure, but how did they develop into a global colossus? How have they been buffeted by - and, in turn, how have they affected - world events? Why do we care about them so much? From the reinvention of the Games in Athens in 1896 to Rio in 2016, best-selling sportswriter David Goldblatt brilliantly traces their history through national triumphs and tragedies, individual victories and failures. Here is the story of grand Olympic traditions such as winners' medals, the torch relay, and the eternal flame. Here is the story of popular Olympic events such as gymnastics, the marathon, and alpine skiing (as well as discontinued ones like tug-of-war). And here in all their glory are Olympic icons from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comaneci, Abebe Bikila to Bob BEamon, the Dream Team to Usain Bolt
  • "The definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic Games--by one of the most celebrated sportswriters of our time,"--NoveList
Summary
The definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic Games—by one of the most celebrated sportswriters of our time
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10516174
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.4809
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV721.5
LC item number
.G615 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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a global history of the Olympics
Label
The Games : a global history of the Olympics, David Goldblatt
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the U.K. by Macmillan Publishers International Limited"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [447]-490) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This grandiose and salutary task : the reinvention of the Olympic Games -- All the fun of the fair : The Olympics at the end of the Belle Époque -- Not the only game in town : the Olympics and its challengers in the 1920s -- It's showtime! : the Olympics as spectacle -- Small was beautiful : the lost worlds of the post-War Olympics -- The image is still there : spectacle versus anti-spectacle at the Games -- Things fall apart : bankruptcy, boycotts, and the end of amateurism -- Boom! : the globalization of the Olympics after the Cold War -- Going south : the Olympics in the new world order
Control code
20661672
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
516 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393292770
Lccn
2016022203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn921868930
  • (OCoLC)921868930
Label
The Games : a global history of the Olympics, David Goldblatt
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the U.K. by Macmillan Publishers International Limited"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [447]-490) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This grandiose and salutary task : the reinvention of the Olympic Games -- All the fun of the fair : The Olympics at the end of the Belle Époque -- Not the only game in town : the Olympics and its challengers in the 1920s -- It's showtime! : the Olympics as spectacle -- Small was beautiful : the lost worlds of the post-War Olympics -- The image is still there : spectacle versus anti-spectacle at the Games -- Things fall apart : bankruptcy, boycotts, and the end of amateurism -- Boom! : the globalization of the Olympics after the Cold War -- Going south : the Olympics in the new world order
Control code
20661672
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
516 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393292770
Lccn
2016022203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn921868930
  • (OCoLC)921868930

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