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The Resource The games : a global history of the Olympics, David Goldblatt

The games : a global history of the Olympics, David Goldblatt

Label
The games : a global history of the Olympics
Title
The games
Title remainder
a global history of the Olympics
Statement of responsibility
David Goldblatt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic Games--by one of the most celebrated sportswriters of our time. In The Games Goldblatt delivers a magisterial history of the biggest sporting event of them all: the Olympics. He tells the epic story of the Games from their reinvention in Athens in 1896 to the present day, chronicling classic moments of sporting achievement from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comăneci, the Miracle on Ice to Usain Bolt. He goes beyond the medal counts to explore how international conflicts have played out at the Olympics, including the role of the Games in Fascist Germany and Italy, the Cold War, and the struggles of the postcolonial world for recognition. He also tells the extraordinary story of how women fought to be included on equal terms, how the Paralympics started in the wake of World War II, and how the Olympics reflect changing attitudes to race and ethnicity
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldblatt, David
Dewey number
796.4809
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Adult
  • Adult
Intended audience source
  • Brodart
  • Brodart
LC call number
GV721.5
LC item number
.G615 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Olympics
Label
The games : a global history of the Olympics, David Goldblatt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This grandiose and salutary task : the reinvention of the Olympic Games -- All the fun of the fair : The Olympics at the end of the Belle Époque -- Not the only game in town : the Olympics and its challengers in the 1920s -- It's showtime! : the Olympics as spectacle -- Small was beautiful : the lost worlds of the post-War Olympics -- The image is still there : spectacle versus anti-spectacle at the Games -- things fall apart : bankruptcy, boycotts, and the end of amateurism -- Boom! : the globalization of the Olympics after the Cold War -- Going south : the Olympics in the new world order
Control code
sky280940143
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 516 pages
Isbn
9780393292770
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016022203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
je 07/16
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The games : a global history of the Olympics, David Goldblatt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This grandiose and salutary task : the reinvention of the Olympic Games -- All the fun of the fair : The Olympics at the end of the Belle Époque -- Not the only game in town : the Olympics and its challengers in the 1920s -- It's showtime! : the Olympics as spectacle -- Small was beautiful : the lost worlds of the post-War Olympics -- The image is still there : spectacle versus anti-spectacle at the Games -- things fall apart : bankruptcy, boycotts, and the end of amateurism -- Boom! : the globalization of the Olympics after the Cold War -- Going south : the Olympics in the new world order
Control code
sky280940143
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 516 pages
Isbn
9780393292770
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016022203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
je 07/16
Other physical details
ill.

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