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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A renowned sportswriter describes the reinvention and modern history of the Olympic Games, from its rebirth in 1896 Athens to the present, highlighting all the classic moments of highest achievement, including Jesse Owens, Nadia Comaneci, the Miracle on Ice and Usain Bolt. --Publisher's description
  • Goldblatt describes the reinvention and modern history of the Olympic Games, from its rebirth in 1896 Athens to the present. He highlights all the classic moments of highest achievement, while also going behind the medal counts to tell how women fought to be included in the Olympics on equal terms; how the wounded of World War II led to the Paralympics; and how the Olympics reflect changing attitudes to race and ethnicity
  • "The definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic Games|by one of the most celebrated sportswriters of our time,"--NoveList
Cataloging source
DLC
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1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldblatt, David
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Olympics
Label
The Games : a global history of the Olympics, David Goldblatt
Instantiates
Publication
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
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)921868930
  • (OCoLC)ocn921868930
  • 798191
Label
The Games : a global history of the Olympics, David Goldblatt
Publication
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
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)921868930
  • (OCoLC)ocn921868930
  • 798191

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