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A Passion for Victory

The Story of the Olympics in Ancient and Early Modern Times
Bobrick, Benson (Book - 2012 )
A Passion for Victory


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The captivating story of the Olympic Games, starting with their inception in Ancient Greece, leading up to our modern day Olympics, and ending with the 1948 games.
Authors: Bobrick, Benson, 1947-
Title: A passion for victory
the story of the Olympics in ancient and early modern times
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xvi, 143 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm
Notes: "A Borzoi book."
Contents: Chronology
Prologue
The games begin
Sport in the ancient world
The new Olympic movement
Uncertain footing
The Games gain ground
Athletic politics
Epilogue
Appendix: the Olympic medal record, year by year
Summary: The captivating story of the Olympic Games, starting with their inception in Ancient Greece, leading up to our modern day Olympics, and ending with the 1948 games.
ISBN: 0375968695
9780375968693
0375868690
9780375868696
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Just in time for the Olympics! Includes Olympic medal records dating back to 1896!

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