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The Book of Olympic Lists by David Wallechinsky, Jamie Loucky
  

The Book of Olympic Lists

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The Book of Olympic Lists by David Wallechinsky, Jamie Loucky

From the multi-million selling author of The Book of Lists and The Complete Book of the Olympics comes an entirely new take on the Games. Wallechinsky has a uniquely vast knowledge of the Olympics and an unrivalled head for arcane - now the two are combined in this collection of 150 unexpected Olympic lists, including: * The eight slowest Olympic competitors * The twelve strangest sports ever contested * The six most spectacular collisions and falls * The top ten shaven-headed Olympians Published for the 2012 Games, The Book of Olympic Lists is a quirky compendium of the unusual, the unknown and the downright bizzare. More than simply a book of lists, Wallechinsky elaborates and expands on the reason for an athlete or incident's inclusion, to create a winning - and highly addictive - alternative history of the Olympics.

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...deliciously funny... The Blackpool Gazette


About the Author

David Wallechinsky is a renowned Olympic historian, NBC radio commentator and author of several reference books, including the bestselling The Book of Lists and the People's Almanac Presents the 20th Century. His work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times Magazine and Parade, and he has guested on Late Night with David Letterman, Nightline, and PBS' News Hour with Jim Lehrer. He is the founder editor-in-chief of the political website AllGov.com. Wallechinsky is also the vice-president of the International Society of Olympic Historians and recipient of the Olympic Order of the International Olympic Committee. Jaime Loucky has worked on several editions of the Complete Book of the Olympics, both Summer and Winter editions. His articles have appeared in a number of magazines and academic journals including the Encyclopaedia of Contemporary American Immigration.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th June 2012

Author

David Wallechinsky, Jamie Loucky

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Publisher

Aurum Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

Olympic & Paralympic games

ISBN

9781845137731

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