A Passion for Victory: The Story of the Olympics in Ancient and Early Modern Times

Benson Bobrick

Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012
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Synopsis: Hardcover. Pub Date: 2012 Pages: 160 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers from the Barefoot Races of 8th century BC to the Underwater obstacle courses in the early 20th century to the high-tension Berlin Games preceding World War II. the Olympics have always been exciting dramas of athletic prowess and human interest. In A Passion for Victory. award-winning author Benson Boick tells the details of the captivating story of the Olympic Games. starting with their inception in Ancient Greece. This wonderfully readable narrative is rich with anecdotes and profiles of athletes and weaves in important historical events to create a complete picture of each installment of the Games. This thorough account of an international fixation is gripping. poignant. and occasionally hilarious.

Review: Starred Review, Booklist, June 2012:
"Supported by loads of fascinating quotes, this history of the ancient and early modern Olympics shines."

Starred Review, Booklist, June 2012:
Supported by loads of fascinating quotes, this history of the ancient and early modern Olympics shines. "

Starred Review, Booklist, June 2012:
Supported by loads of fascinating quotes, this history of the ancient and early modern Olympics shines. "

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Publication Date: 2012
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