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Swifter, higher, stronger : a photographic history of the Summer Olympics

Author: Sue Macy; Bob Costas; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed look at the history of the Olympic Games, from their origins in Ancient Greece, through their rebirth in nineteenth century France, to the present, highlighting the contributions of individuals to the Games' success and popularity.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Pictorial works
Juvenile literature
Pictorial works Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Macy; Bob Costas; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781426302909 1426302908 9781426303029 1426303025
OCLC Number: 795392507
Notes: "Updated for the 2008 Summer Olympics"--Cover.
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Photo gallery: Competing --
The games reborn --
Women dig in their heels --
Breakthrough athletes --
Photo gallery: Excelling --
Controversies cast a shadow --
Unlikely heroes --
Photo gallery: Celebrating --
Olympic almanac.
Responsibility: by Sue Macy ; foreword by Bob Costas.
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A detailed look at the history of the Olympic Games, from their origins in Ancient Greece, through their rebirth in nineteenth century France, to the present, highlighting the contributions of individuals to the Games' success and popularity.

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