The Games: A Global History of the Olympics

The Games: A Global History of the Olympics

by David Goldblatt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393355512
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/16/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 392,850
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Goldblatt is the author of The Ball Is Round and Futebol Nation. He writes for the Times Literary Supplement and the Guardian and has taught the sociology of sport at Bristol University, the International Center for Sports History and Culture, and Pitzer College in Los Angeles.

Napoleon Ryan is a British actor from London. He began his career on stage, acting in the West End and touring with plays and musicals across Britain, Ireland, and Europe. Napoleon performs on television and in films, and is also known for his work as an audiobook narrator.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Introduction 1

1 This Grandiose and Salutary Task The Reinvention of the Olympic Games 5

2 All the Fun of the Fair The Olympics at the End of the Belle Époque 53

3 Not the Only Game in Town The Olympics and Its Challengers in the 1920s 93

4 It's Showtime! The Olympics as Spectacle 147

5 Small was Beautiful The Lost Worlds of the Post-war Olympics 193

6 The Image is Still There Spectacle versus Anti-Spectacle at the Games 231

7 Things Fall Apart Bankruptcy Boycotts and the End of Amateurism 287

8 Boom! The Globalization of the Olympics after the Cold War 327

9 Going South The Olympics in the New World Order 389

Conclusion 437

Notes 447

Index 491

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