The Olympics


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Discusses the intended and actual meaning of the modern Olympic Gamesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 150 x 224 x 20mm | 381.02g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0252070461
  • 9780252070464
  • 956,373

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"Guttmann is an excellent scholar, and his bibliographical essay remains an excellent source material for research." -- Choice "In a thoroughly revised and updated study, [Guttmann] traces the history of the modern Olympics from 1896 to 2000, contrasting the ideal of the game with the often politicized reality." -- Books and More for Growing Minds REVIEWS from the 1st edition: "Here is a book that is as readable as it is profound, casting a majestic sweep over the Games from 1896." -- G. E. Murray, Sporting Traditions "A wonderfully insightful, judicious, and interpretative essay." -- Steve Gietschier, Sporting News "Guttmann, one of the finest historians of sport in the United States and Europe, and a recognized authority on the Olympics, has produced a sound, readable narrative that will appeal to scholars as well as to general readers." -- Randy Roberts, co-author of Winning Is the Only Thing: Sports in America since 1945show more

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17 ratings
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