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A passion for victory : the story of the Olympics in ancient and early modern times

Author: Benson Bobrick
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A history of the Olympic Games, starting with their inception in Ancient Greece and leading up to the 1936 games in Nazi Berlin.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benson Bobrick
ISBN: 9780375868696 0375868690 9780375968693 0375968695 9780375872525 0375872523
OCLC Number: 730054014
Notes: "A Borzoi book."
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2013
Description: xvi, 143 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Chronology --
Prologue --
The games begin --
Sport in the ancient world --
The new Olympic movement --
Uncertain footing --
The Games gain ground --
Athletic politics --
Epilogue --
Appendix: the Olympic medal record, year by year.
Responsibility: Benson Bobrick.

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A history of the Olympic Games, starting with their inception in Ancient Greece and leading up to the 1936 games in Nazi Berlin.

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