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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
Title variation
Global history of the Olympics
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 Comaneci, the Miracle on Ice to Usain Bolt. He goes beyond the medal tables to explore how international conflicts have played out at the Olympics, including the clash of rising America with the fading British Empire, the role of the Games for fascist Germany and Italy, and the cold war and the struggles of the post-colonial world for recognition. And he tells the extraordinary story of how women fought to be included on equal terms, how the Paralympics started in the wake of World War Two, and how the Olympics have reflected changing attitudes to race and ethnicity, from African 'savages' being pitted against American students in 1904 to the Black Power salute in 1968 and beyond
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1965-
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Goldblatt, David
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Olympics
Target audience
adult
Label
The Games : a global history of the Olympics, David Goldblatt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-490) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225837293
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
516 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781447298847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Label
The Games : a global history of the Olympics, David Goldblatt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-490) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225837293
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
516 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781447298847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)

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