The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2014 Edition

The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2014 Edition

by David Wallechinsky
     
 
"The newest edition of Wallechinsky's masterpiece, which he complied with his nephew Jaime Loucky, may be the most entertaining book ever written." (The New Yorker)

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

"A staggering compendium of results, highlights, and oddments dating from the first modern games . . . Few reference books

Overview

"The newest edition of Wallechinsky's masterpiece, which he complied with his nephew Jaime Loucky, may be the most entertaining book ever written." (The New Yorker)

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

"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, President of the International Society of Olympic Historians, puts the Sochi Games into perspective with background, stories, and statistics from every Winter Olympics since the Chamonix Games of 1924.

When the Sochi Olympics opens on February 7, 2014, it will be the biggest Winter Games in history, with 12 new events and a record number of participating athletes. The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics includes the rules for each event and the daily schedule. This is the book to keep by your side as you enjoy watching the Sochi Games.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148977711
Publisher:
Crossroad Press
Publication date:
12/29/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
18 MB
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Meet the Author

DAVID WALLECHINSKY is the president of the International Society of Olympic Historian (ISOH). A recipient of the Olympic Order of the International Olympic Committee, he has worked as a radio and/or television commentator for every Olympic Games since 1988. In addition to his involvement in the Olympic Movement, Wallechinsky is the founder and editor-in-chief of the government watchdog websites AllGov.com, AllGov California and AllGov France.

JAIME LOUCKY has worked on six previous editions of the Complete Book of the Olympics, both Summer and Winter Editions. He divides his time between New York and Washington DC.

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