Traces the history of the Olympics from its beginning in 776 B.C. to the present and relates stories of particular events such as track and field, gymnastics, and speed skating.
|Statement||Dave Anderson ; foreword by Carl Lewis.|
|LC Classifications||GV721.5 .A626 1996|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||160 p. :|
|Number of Pages||160|
|LC Control Number||95035067|
The Story of the Olympics by Minna Lacey. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking “The Story of the Olympics” as Want to Read: Want to Read. saving. Want to Read. Currently Reading. Read/5. With over seventy-five stirring photos of the champions in action, this revised edition of The Story of the Olympics is also thrilling as the Games themselves. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer Author: Dave Anderson. The Story of the Olympic Games: B.C. to Hardcover – March 1, by John Kieran (Author)Cited by: 9. Decent book overall, but it was far more a story of American medalists then the story of the Olympics. He does cover some major events and impressive athletes from other countries, but it really wasn't the book I was expecting with that title, or what I was hoping for/5.
The book comes in a page picture book format, and you could imagine that a Story of the Olympics could be quite dense, trying to pack centuries of history into 13 spreads. You'd be quite wrong, however, and the book's strength lies in its selective approach, offering details while accepting that it doesn't need to cover everything that could possibly be known about the Olympics.4/5. The Story of the Olympics is a title under Series Two of Usborne Young reading. The series is famous for its combination of good stories with easy to read the text. Introduction: The book begins with the history of the Olympics. There are total 8 chapters in thebook. Each one sharing a brief history of the Olympics sports event. “The Story of the Olympics by Minna Lacey, offers an entertaining run-down of the history of the Games. It gets out of the starting blocks with the notoriously nude Ancient Greeks - did you know they declared peace for a month either side of the event so people could travel to and from it safely? - and crosses the finishing line bang up to date with BMX cycling in Beijing. Olympics Books Summary. Sports Literature has gotten a bad rap in the past, and we think that's super-unfair. Sure, many of the athlete's memoirs aren't Henry James-level cerebral, and they're not discussing serious topics like nuclear warfare strategy or anything.. But they are covering hugely important topics that can apply to just about everyone.
Pulitzer Prizewinner Anderson presents the Olympics in a primer that is one-half history, one-half up-close-and-personal sketches of the athletes. The historical trail of the games leads to the occasional gem: Gold, silver, and bronze medals weren't awarded until the London games of ; Benjamin Spock competed as a rower in the games, long before he achieved fame in the field of pediatrics. At first, Olympic was the chariot race (horse race) and the pentathlon. Olympic was only men's game. After that, women was able to participate in Olympic and add 4/5. A book that falls under the umbrella term "Sports Lit" can a serious political, historical, and journalistic approach of the Olympic Games (like Rome: , by David Maraniss). Or it can be a light-hearted look back on the short-but-thrilling life of a gold-medal winning gymnast, like Gold, Grace and Glory by Gabrielle Douglas. The Story of the Olympics by Minna Lacey, offers an entertaining run-down of the history of the Games. It gets out of the starting blocks with the notoriously nude Ancient Greeks - did you know they declared peace for a month either side of the event so people could travel to and from it safely? - and crosses the finishing line bang up to date with BMX cycling in Beijing.