Swifter, higher, stronger : a photographic history of the Summer Olympics

Book
Published 2008
Item Details
Summary:

A detailed look at the history of the Olympic Games, from their origins in Ancient Greece, through their rebirth in nineteenth century France, to the present, highlighting the contributions of the individuals to their success and popularity.

ISBN:
9781426302909
1426302908
Publisher, Date:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2008.
Description:
96 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map.
Notes:
"Updated for the 2008 summer Olympics"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 93), Internet addresses and index.
LSC 22.00
Contents:
Photo gallery: Competing
The games reborn
Women dig in their heels
Breakthrough athletes
Photo gallery: Excelling
Controversies cast a shadow
Unlikely heroes
Photo gallery: Celebrating
Olympic almanac.
LCCN:
2003014079
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