Olympics A History of the Modern Games

ISBN-10: 0252070461

ISBN-13: 9780252070464

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Allen Guttmann

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 1/9/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Allen Guttmann is professor of American studies at Amherst College. His many books include The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games, Games and Empires: Modern Sports and Cultural Imperialism(Columbia), and a translation of Peter K�hnst's Sports: A Cultural History in the Mirror of Art.He lives in Leverett, Massachusetts.

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction: The Olympic Games Are More Than Games
The Baron's Dream
Growing Pains and Increasing Success
The Games Reach Maturity
The Most Controversial Olympics
Destruction and Recovery
In the Shadow of the Cold War
The Era of (Relative) Good Feelings
Organizational Strains
A Time of Troubles
The Era of the Boycott
Calgary and Seoul--But Not Pyongyang
Juan Antonio Samaranch as CEO
After the Cold War
Appendix
Bibliographical Essay
Index
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