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Tales of Gold/an Oral History of the Summer Olympic Games Told by America's Gold Medal Winners
Tales of Gold/an Oral History of the Summer Olympic Games Told by America's Gold Medal Winners
Author: Lewis H. Carlson, John J. Fogarty
ISBN-13: 9780809250677
ISBN-10: 0809250675
Pages: 514
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Publisher: Contemporary Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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"No other book so movingly captures the panorama of the summer Olympic games as does Tales of Gold. The voices of fifty-five athletes speak to us from their personal pespectives on the most heralded sports event in the world. What becomes of an Olympic athlete decades after the glorious moment on the victory stand? What remains in the memory when the light of media attention moves on to the next Olympic star? What do Olympic atheletes recall of the 'apolitical' nature of the games, of the headlines that rocked the games of the world?

This historical treasure spans 72 turbulent years beginning with the 1912 games and culminating with the 1984 games in Los Angeles..."