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The Olympics

by Stephen Halliday


The Olympics Synopsis

Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: The Olympics is a unique and entertaining collection of facts surrounding the Olympic Games. From their origins in ancient Greece to the most famous Olympic medalists, the book covers a range of fascinating trivia for every sport lover to enjoy. You can discover the athletes who have set the marks for modern sporting excellence, and wonder at the records set by competitors across the years. Brief, accessible and entertaining pieces on a wide variety of subjects makes it the perfect book to dip in to. The Amazing And Extraordinary Facts series presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure.

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ISBN: 9781446302019
Publication date: 30/03/2012
Publisher: David & Charles
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781446302019
Publication date: 30th March 2012
Author: Stephen Halliday
Publisher: David & Charles
Format: Hardback
Genres: Sport,

About Stephen Halliday

Stephen Halliday is a historian specialising in British and industrial history and is an authority on the history of London. He is the author of The Great Stink: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Metropolis (Sutton 1999) and Amazing & Extraordinary London Underground Facts. A Cambridge University lecturer, he contributes articles and reviews to magazines such asLiterary Review,,Times Higher Education, BBC History  andHistory Today.

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