Popular Books on The Olympics

Popular Books on The Olympics

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Title: Hour of the Olympics

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

No girls allowed at the Olympic Games!

That's the rule when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to ancient Greece. But when Annie tells jack to go to the games without her, he knows she's up to something. Will Annie find a way to see the games? Or will she get herself—and Jack—into Olympic-size trouble? Find out in Hour of the Olympics.

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Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to retrieve a lost story in ancient Greece, where they witness the original Olympic games and are surprised to find what girls of the time were not allowed to do.

Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne; illustrated by Sal Murdocca
ISBN 13: 9780679890621
Pages: 70
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Title: The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation)

At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation--the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American ...
Author(s): Daniel James Brown
ISBN 13: 9780147516855
Pages: 256
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Title: The Complete Book of the Olympics 2012

David Wallechinsky's compendious book has long been the preeminent point of reference for sports enthusiasts and journalists alike Every sports writer assigned to cover the Games ensures they have their early copy of this prodigious work of reference, packed with absorbing anecdotes and essential statistics. A treasure trove of 116 years of Olympic history, it is also an amazingly readable book, for in the course of recording every single Olympic final since 1896, it concentrates on the strange, the memorable, and the unbelievable. Who knew (until reading this book) that croquet was once an Olympic sport, or tug of war, or that a 72-year-old once won a silver medal for target shooting? This new edition also has every finals result, recorded by the top eight competitors in every event at the Beijing Olympics, and full descriptions of rules and scoring for every event included for 2012. It is the one truly essential Olympics book.
Author(s): David Wallechinsky
ISBN 13: 9781845136956
Pages: 1300
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Title: Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics

At the 1936 Olympics, against a backdrop of swastikas and goose-stepping storm troopers, an African-American son of sharecroppers won a staggering four gold medals and single-handedly demonstrated that Hitler's myth of Aryan supremecy was a lie. The story of Jesse Owens at the Berlin games is that of an athletic performance that transcends sports. It is also the intimate and complex tale of one remarkable man's courage. Drawing on unprecedented access to the Owens family, previously unpublished interviews, and exhaustive archival research, Jeremy Schaap transports us to Germany and tekks the dramatic tale of Owens and his fellow athletes at the contest dubbed the Nazi Olympics.

With his incisive reporting and rich storytelling, Schaap reveals what really happened over those tense, exhilarating weeks in a nuanced and riveting work of sports history.

* Mp3 CD Format *. In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers looming, an African-American son of sharecroppers set three world records and won an unprecedented four gold medals, single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics Games is that of a high-profile athlete giving a performance that transcends sports. But it is also the intimate and complex tale of the courage of one remarkable man.

Author(s): Jeremy Schaap
ISBN 13: 9780618919109
Pages: 304
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Title: The Book of Olympic Lists

From the authors of The Complete Book of the Olympics comes an entirely new take on the Games—where else will readers find a list of the top 10 shaven-headed Olympians? David Wallechinsky has a uniquely vast knowledge of the Olympics and an unrivaled head for trivia, and now the two are combined in this collection of 150 unexpected Olympic lists, including the eight slowest Olympic competitors, the 12 strangest sports ever contested, and the six most spectacular collisions and falls. This quirky compendium of the unusual, the unknown, and the downright bizarre is more than simply a book of lists—Wallechinsky elaborates and expands on the reason for an athlete or incident's inclusion, to create a winning, and highly addictive, alternative history of the Olympics.
Author(s): David Wallechinsky;Jaime Loucky
ISBN 13: 9781845137731
Pages: 300
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Title: Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to Hour of the Olympics (Magic Tree House Research Guide Series)

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie!
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics, they had lots of questions. What did the ancient Greeks wear? What did they do for fun? Where were the very first Olympics held? How are our modern Olympics similar to the ancient Olympics? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Annie and Jack present information about ancient Greece and the athletic events known as the Olympic games that were held there.

Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne
ISBN 13: 9780375823787
Pages: 128
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Title: The Treasures of the Olympic Games: An Interactive History of the Olympic Games

Published in association with the official Olympic Museum in Lausanne, The Treasures of the Olympic Games captures the glorious history of the summer games. This revised and updated version includes all the events of London 2012 and looks forward to the Rio games—the first ever hosted in South America. In addition to more than 200 photographs, the book contains 25 removable facsimiles of rare documents from the museum’s archives and a DVD featuring footage of dramatic moments in Olympic history.
Author(s): The Olympic Museum
ISBN 13: 9781780977911
Pages: 64
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Title: Olympic Cities: City Agendas, Planning, and the World's Games, 1896 - 2020 (Planning, History and Environment Series)

The first edition of Olympic Cities, published in 2007, provided a pioneering overview of the changing relationship between cities and the modern Olympic Games. This substantially revised and enlarged third edition builds on the success of its predecessors. The first of its three parts provides overviews of the urban legacy of the four component Olympic festivals: the Summer Games; Winter Games; Cultural Olympiads; and the Paralympics. The second part comprisessystematic surveys of seven key aspects of activity involved in staging the Olympics: finance; place promotion; the creation of Olympic Villages; security; urban regeneration; tourism; and transport. The final part consists of nine chronologically arranged portraits of host cities, from 1936 to 2020, with particular emphasis on the six Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games of the twenty-first century. As controversy over the growing size and expense of the Olympics, with associated issues of accountability and legacy, continues unabated, this book’s incisive and timely assessment of the Games’ development and the complex agendas that host cities attach to the event will be essential reading for a wide audience. This will include not just urban and sports historians, urban geographers, event managers and planners, but also anyone with an interest in the staging of mega-events and concerned with building a better understanding of the relationship between cities, sport and culture.
Author(s): John R. Gold
ISBN 13: 9781138832695
Pages: 504
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Title: The Olympic Games Effect: How Sports Marketing Builds Strong Brands

Marketing at the Olympics, the attraction and the rewards

Essential reading in preparation for the 2012 London Olympics, the newly revised and fully updated second edition of The Olympic Games Effect offers fascinating sports marketing and branding insights into the promotion of the Games themselves, and their unique attraction for corporations in particular.

The important lessons of past Olympics will be used to show a hundred year-plus tradition based on a several thousand year old testament to the love of sports and competition, revealing how, in recent years, this has evolved into a seductively attractive vehicle for a wide range of audiences, from consumers to corporations.

  • Loaded with historical information on the Olympics, the book traces the history of the Olympics back to 776 BC. This legacy is vital to the ongoing success of the Olympics, and is at the heart of why brands care so much
  • Packed with illustrations that illustrate how the Games have become arguably the world's most successful sports event and the marketing opportunities this has led to
  • Includes relevant business strategies and recommendations to help companies understand how to make more effective sports sponsorship decisions

This timely new edition of The Olympic Games Effect shows the value contributed by sponsoring the world's premier sporting event, and explains how, by extension, other global sports events have the potential to generate similarly impressive results for their sponsors.

Author(s): John A. Davis
ISBN 13: 9781118171684
Pages: 256
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Title: TIME-LIFE The Olympics: Moments That Made History

GO! No matter whether in the stands, at home, or out at restaurants or bars with a big screen TV, people from every corner of the world tune in to the Olympics, anxiously perched upon the edge of their seats holding their breath or passionately jumping up and down as adrenaline courses through their veins. It all comes down to one instant - a lightning-fast finish, a soaring jump, or an exquisite move- that defines the “Olympic moment,” fulfilling four years’ worth of waiting for fans and a lifetime of dedication and perseverance for the athlete. The Olympics: Moments That Made Historycelebrates these “Olympic Moments” – the ones that have changed the course of history and are etched in our minds forever. Whether it be American swimmer Mark Spitz winning his historic seventh gold medal in 1972, Russian gymnast Nada Comaneci proving perfection at only age 14 as the all-around champion in 1976, or Team USA pulling off one of the greatest upsets of all time – “The Miracle on Ice” – against the seemingly invincible Soviet Union in 1980, The Olympics: Moments That Made History lets you relive those iconic moments in a photojournalistic journey of the best of the Olympic games. Learn more about the history of the games, the pioneers, tragedy and scandal, and the legends that showcased what the Olympics are all about: remarkable athleticism, courage, determination, and above all, heart.
Author(s): The Editors Of Time-Life
ISBN 13: 9781683304371
Pages: 96
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Title: Olympic Spirit - Inspirational Stories from the Olympic Games

Just in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi! What makes an inspiring Olympic moment? Is it the years of hard work and sacrifice that culminate in a gold medal? Is it suffering an injury but finishing the race? Is it overcoming a stereotype and proving something to the world? All these factors and more play a part in the great moments of Olympic history and give us stories that can motivate us in our business and personal lives. "Olympic Spirit" offers 11 of these true stories of great Olympic moments featuring incredible Olympic athletes, including: The Stubborn Champion The Steadfast Skier The Tough Teenager The Determined Ironman The Unique Marksman The Ultimate Fighter and 5 more.
Author(s): Scott Frothingham
ISBN 13: 9781494992606
Pages: 36
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Title: What Are the Summer Olympics? (What Was...?)

Back in 775 BC, athletes from all over Ancient Greece came together to compete in various games. The contests were held every four years and winning athletes brought honor and respect to their homelands. The tradition of the Olympic Games faded over time until 1896, when they were brought back to life. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, with over two hundred athletes from fourteen countries. Today, nearly three thousand years after the first Games, the Summer Olympics attract one hundred thousand top athletes from over two hundred countries. Billions of fans around the world cheer on their national teams to bring back the gold.
Author(s): Gail Herman
ISBN 13: 9780448488349
Pages: 112
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Title: Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro and the Olympic Dream

From prizewinning journalist and Brazilian native Juliana Barbassa comes a deeply reported and beautifully written account of the seductive and chaotic city of Rio de Janeiro as it struggles with poverty and corruption on the brink of the 2016 Olympic Games. Juliana Barbassa moved a great deal throughout her life, but Rio was always home. After twenty-one years abroad, she returned to find her native city—once ravaged by inflation, drug wars, corrupt leaders, and dying neighborhoods—undergoing a major change. Rio has always aspired to the pantheon of global capitals, and under the spotlight of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games it seems that its moment has come. But in order to prepare itself for the world stage, Rio must vanquish the entrenched problems that Barbassa recalls from her childhood. Turning this beautiful but deeply flawed place into a pristine showcase of the best that Brazil has to offer in just a few years is a tall order—and with the whole world watching, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Library Journal called Dancing with the Devil in the City of God “akin to Charlie LeDuff’s Detroit”—a book that “combines history and personal interviews in an informative and engaging work.” This kaleidoscopic portrait of Rio introduces the reader to the people who make up this city of extremes, revealing their aspirations and their grit, their violence, their hungers, and their splendor, and shedding light on the future of this city they are building together.
Author(s): Juliana Barbassa
ISBN 13: 9781476756264
Pages: 352
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Title: Rome 1960: The Summer Olympics That Stirred the World

Now in paperback, from the New York Times bestselling author of Clemente and When Pride Still Mattered, here is the blockbuster story of the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, seventeen days that helped define the modern world.

Legendary athletes and stirring events are interwoven into a suspenseful narrative of sports and politics at the Rome games, where cold-war propaganda and spies, drugs and sex, money and television, civil rights and the rise of women superstars all converged to forever change the essence of the Olympics.

Using the meticulous research and sweeping narrative style that have become his trademark, maraniss reveals the rich palette of character, competition, and meaning that gave rome 1960 its singular essence.

Author(s): David Maraniss
ISBN 13: 9781416534082
Pages: 496
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