A dramatic and fascinating jaunt through 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, more than 100 photos, 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.
Sue Macy is the award-winning author of Winning Ways: A Photohistory of American Women in Sports and A Whole New Ball Game: The Story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Both were named ALA Best Books for Young Adults and NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies. She is also the author of the National Geographic companion title to Swifter, Higher Stronger, Freeze Frame: A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics. She lives in Englewood, NJ.
"While other books on the topic go into more depth on specific sports, athletes, or historical events, none are as enthusiastically broad or as enjoyable to read as this one...Wonderful research notes, an annotated resource list, and an Olympic quiz bring this book across the finish line first."starred review (2004 edition), School Library Journal