A Passion for Victory The Story of the Olympics in Ancient and Early Modern Times

Benson Bobrick

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Éditeur
Random House Children's Books Digital
Pages
160
Parution
juin 2012
Format
Ebook EPUB
Protection
DRM
Langue
Anglais
EAN
9780307974471
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From the barefoot races of 8th century BC to the underwater obstacle courses in the early 20th century to the high-tension Berlin Games preceding World War II, the Olympics have always been exciting dramas of athletic prowess and human interest. In A Passion for Victory, award-winning author Benson Bobrick tells the details of the captivating story of the Olympic Games, starting with their inception in Ancient Greece. This wonderfully readable narrative is rich with anecdotes and profiles of athletes and weaves in important historical events to create a complete picture of each installment of the Games. This thorough account of an international fixation is gripping, poignant, and occasionally hilarious.
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