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

A Passion For Victory:  The Story of the Olympics in Ancient and Early Modern Times
Artist/Author/Cast: 
Bobrick, Benson
ISBN: 
9780375868696

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.

Description: 

The captivating story of the Olympic Games, starting with their inception in Ancient Greece, leading up to our modern day Olympics.

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Call Number: 
YP 796.48 B6635p 2012

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