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America's first Olympics : the St. Louis games of 1904

Author: George R Matthews
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2005.
Series: Sports and American culture series.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores the history of the 1904 Olympics, held in St. Louis, Missouri, which featured first-time African American Olympians, a controversial marathon, and documentation by photojournalist Jessie Tarbox Beals. Examines the controversy surrounding the transfer of the games from Chicago to St. Louis"--Provided by publisher.
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Matthews, George R., 1950-
America's first Olympics.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2005
(OCoLC)607675270
Online version:
Matthews, George R., 1950-
America's first Olympics.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2005
(OCoLC)607814503
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George R Matthews
ISBN: 0826215882 9780826215888
OCLC Number: 58468164
Description: ix, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A tale of two cities --
The ghost of Plato --
Transfer accepted --
St. Louis Olympian games --
Place in history.
Series Title: Sports and American culture series.
Responsibility: George R. Matthews.
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Although the 1904 Olympic games were awarded to Chicago, St. Louis wrestled them from the rival city against the wishes of International Olympic Committee President Pierre de Coubertin. His memoirs  Read more...

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