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In 1984 David Wallenchinsky published the first thorough guide to the Olympics, a book written with the same rigor and style that made the bestselling The Book of Lists, co-authored by Wallenchinsky, a compelling read and must-purchase volume. Ever since then, David Wallenchinsky's books have set the standard for Olympics reference -- the first purchase and the last word for all those who love and follow the Olympic Games. In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics, he provides all the statistics for each winter...
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Overview

In 1984 David Wallenchinsky published the first thorough guide to the Olympics, a book written with the same rigor and style that made the bestselling The Book of Lists, co-authored by Wallenchinsky, a compelling read and must-purchase volume. Ever since then, David Wallenchinsky's books have set the standard for Olympics reference -- the first purchase and the last word for all those who love and follow the Olympic Games. In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics, he provides all the statistics for each winter sport throughout Olympic history, as well as complete information about the current athletes and teams. Fully revised and meticulously researched, and compiled with classic photographs, this is the ultimate source for sports fans and Olympic enthusiasts alike.
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Editorial Reviews

Arizona Republic
This is an exhaustive accumulation of history, trivia, rules, times, and medal counts....If you plan to watch or attend the games in Salt Lake City in February, this book would be a good investment.
NY Times Book Review
An extremely meticulous -- one might even say Olympian -- piece of scholarship.
Wall Street Journal
A staggering compendium of results, highlights, and oddments dating from the first modern games in 1896...Few reference books qualify as good bedtime reading but The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics by David Wallenchinsky is an exception.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585671953
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/12/2001
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 2002
  • Pages: 353
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 8.81 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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