Let the games begin again! Acclaimed sports writer Sue Macy’s comprehensive portrait of the Summer Olympics has now been fully updated for the 2008 games in Beijing, China. This new edition includes a complete retrospective of the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. The new text will also incorporate updates to all charts and records, as well as fun facts and anecdotes from the most recent Olympics and training, making this a perfect Olympics history handbook as the 2008 Games unfold historically in China.
Swifter, Stronger, Higher (Updated Edition) paints a dramatic and fascinating picture of the Summer Olympics. Absorbing narrative and vivid photographs tell stories of tragedy, triumph, scandal, and of course, action from over a century of the modern games! A foreword by sportscaster Bob Costas, five new interior photos (more than 100 total), at-a-glance information on each Olympiad, a map of Olympic sites, a chart of record-setters, and a rich guide to further resources round out this exceptional update to a gold-medal title.
|Publisher:||National Geographic Society|
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Sue Macy is the award-winning author of Bull’s-Eye: A Photobiography of Annie Oakley; Winning Ways: A Photohistory of American Women in Sports; A Whole New Ball Game: The Story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League; and Freeze Frame: A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics. She lives in Englewood, NJ.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Interesting (and timely) information about the Olympic games. I learned a lot of things I didn't know and the photos included gave a glimpse of Games past. The format is a bit problematic. Huge blocks of text could have been broken up with photos and double-page spreads come in weird places. For a "photographic history", I thought it could have been laid out much better. However, it does include lots of great information and even though it was in big blocks of text, it held my attention and the chapters flowed nicely into one another. This will be a hit with kids interested in learning more about the Olympics.