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The Olympics A HISTORY OF THE MODERN GAMES (2D ED.) by Allen Guttmann


Part of the Illinois History of Sports Series


The Olympics A HISTORY OF THE MODERN GAMES (2D ED.) by Allen Guttmann

Discusses the intended and actual meaning of the modern Olympic Games


Guttmann is an excellent scholar, and his bibliographical essay remains an excellent source material for research. -- Choice In a thoroughly revised and updated study, [Guttmann] traces the history of the modern Olympics from 1896 to 2000, contrasting the ideal of the game with the often politicized reality. -- Books and More for Growing Minds REVIEWS from the 1st edition: Here is a book that is as readable as it is profound, casting a majestic sweep over the Games from 1896. -- G. E. Murray, Sporting Traditions A wonderfully insightful, judicious, and interpretative essay. -- Steve Gietschier, Sporting News Guttmann, one of the finest historians of sport in the United States and Europe, and a recognized authority on the Olympics, has produced a sound, readable narrative that will appeal to scholars as well as to general readers. -- Randy Roberts, co-author of Winning Is the Only Thing: Sports in America since 1945

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Publication date

1st January 2002


Allen Guttmann

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University of Illinois Press


248 pages


Olympic & Paralympic games
Social & cultural history



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