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The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics 1998

Wallechinsky, David

ISBN 10: 1854105426 / ISBN 13: 9781854105424
Editorial: Aurum Press Ltd, 1998
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Título: The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics ...

Editorial: Aurum Press Ltd

Año de publicación: 1998

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro: Fine

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Sinopsis:

The ultimate Olympic source book." (The Los Angeles Times)

"An extremely meticulous—one might even say Olympian—piece of scholarship." (The New York Times Book Review)

"A staggering compendium of results, highlights, and oddments dating from the first modern games . . . Few reference books qualify as good bedtime reading, but The Complete Book of the Olympics by David Wallechinsky is an exception." (The Wall Street Journal)

In this brand new updated edition of The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics, complete with thrilling photographs of the unforgettable moments from Olympic history, David Wallechinsky puts the Salt Lake City games into perspective with background, stories, and statistics from every Winter Olympics since the Chamonix games of 1924.

When the Salt Lake City Olympics opens on February 8, 2002, it will be the biggest Winter Games in history, with 10 new events and a record number of participating athletes and countries. Will the trend that has seen the United States Alpine Skiing shut out of gold medals at every Winter Games held in the United States continue, or will veterans Erik Schlopy and Picabo Street or some surprise upstart be able to topple the perennial favorites from Switzerland and Austria? Can anyone finally dislodge the Russians from the pinnacle of pairs figure skating success? Will there be another "Miracle on Ice"? This is the indispensable source for insights into these and many more gripping behind-the- scenes stories.

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David Wallechinsky is a compulsive listmaker. He first turned his eye to the Olympics in 1984, and has been updating his efforts ever since. This edition of The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics is a perfect companion to watching the games. Packed with results of every event ever contested, it adds just enough history, observation, and insight to assure another gold-medal performance. The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics 1998 is a bravura exercise in both the trivial and the pursuit of excellence.

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