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e-Book The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games (Illinois History of Sports) download

e-Book The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games (Illinois History of Sports) download

by Allen Guttmann

ISBN: 0252070461
ISBN13: 978-0252070464
Language: English
Publisher: University of Illinois Press; 2nd edition (January 9, 2002)
Pages: 248
Category: Miscellaneous
Subategory: Sport

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Very interesting book about the history of the olympics. Helpful and informative. Definitely recommend. One person found this helpful.

The glories and fiascoes. Very interesting book about the history of the olympics.

The glories and fiascoes, the triumphs and tragedies-Guttmann weaves them all into a vivid and entertaining social history. As Guttmann shows, politics has always been one of the Olympics' major events.

Allen Guttmann, a professor of English at Amherst College, is the author of Women's Sports, Games and Empires, From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports, and other books

Allen Guttmann, a professor of English at Amherst College, is the author of Women's Sports, Games and Empires, From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports, and other books. He received the first President's Award for Sports Studies from the International Olympic Committee. previous book next book. Journal of Sport History.

University of Illinois Press. Guttmann also provides insight into the behind-the-scenes maneuvering involved in site selection, as well as little-known facts about the general history of the games and about longtime IOC leader Avery Brundage. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; china; americana.

What did the founders of the Olympic Games intend them to mean? .

What did the founders of the Olympic Games intend them to mean? And what have they, in the course of a century of tumultuous change, become? . In the broadest sense, Guttmann argues, politics has always been a part of the Olympics, not an occasional intruder whose presence may take the form of a boycott, protest, or act of terrorism. An early marathon through the streets of Paris, for example, brought complaints from the . team that the course had been designed to allow French contestants to take shortcuts.

Here, Guttmann chronicles the ambitions and backroom maneuvering of the International Olympic Committee and the nationalism that is, in reality, the summer games. The author's premise is that politics have been at the foundation of the modern Olympics from its inception in Athens (1896) to Seoul (1988).

Allen Guttmann, The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1992) 8. Pierre de Coubertin as quoted in "Olympic Games," Britannica. 2/0,5716,115022+1+108519,00. Highlights of the Olympics: From Ancient Times to the Present. New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1973. The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1992. An Approved History of the Olympic Games.

Books Movies Music Classical All Products Sellers. by Professor Allen Guttmann. Glories and fiascos, triumphs and tragedies, records and near misses-all are included in this vivid history of the modern Olympics. Using as a backdrop the athletic events that draw television viewing audiences in the billions, Guttmann has written an interpretive social history of the games.

The Olympics, a history of the modern games/ Allen Guttmann. p. cm. - (Illinois history of sports) Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index. ISBN 0-252-01701-3 (alk. paper) 1. Olympics-History.

This second edition of Guttmann's critically acclaimed history discusses the intended and actual effects of the modern Olympic Games from 1896 to 2000. The glories and fiascoes, the triumphs and tragedies--Guttmann weaves them all into a vivid and entertaining social history. As Guttmann shows, politics has always been one of the Olympics' major events. He also delves into the colorful history of the athletics, from the Paris marathon course that invited French runners to take shortcuts to the odyssey of Egyptian gym teacher Youssef Nagui Assad, who made three different Olympic teams only to be recalled home each time due to boycotts. Guttmann also provides insight into the byzantine maneuvering involved in site selection, as well as little known facts about the Games' history and figures like longtime Olympics czar Avery Brundage.  
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Cargahibe
Very interesting book about the history of the olympics. Helpful and informative. Definitely recommend.

Jode
This is a frustrating book. On one hand, there is a lot of good detail and information on the inception and growth of the modern Olympic games. On the other, just when you think Guttmann is going to delve deeper into a topic he simply skips right on by and gives a quick recap of the medal winners in a given year. He barely even mentions the travesty of 1972 in Munich, and makes only passing mentions of some of the iconic moments of the last 50 years. Instead, he seems much more concerned with the behind the scenes wrangling amongst the various members of the IOC. Indeed, the subtitle of the book should be "A history of the IOC leadership."

Thus, a definitive history of the Olympic games remains to be written. Although the blurbs on the back claim this is a landmark in social and political history, it is anything but. Babe Didrickson, Billy Mills, etc are mentioned, but that's about it. Even his discussion of South Africa and the associated boycotts related to Apartheid are fractured and incomplete.

It's worth a read...but I wish I had visited the library for this one rather than spent my money on it. I recommend you do the same.

Honeirsil
There is some good information here but as one reviewer mentioned, I would have liked to see more depth. Still not a bad read.

cyrexoff
Needed this for a class. Very informative history of the olympics.

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