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McCarthy, Meghan.

Summary: "The exciting and bizarre true story of the 1904 Olympic marathon, which took place at the St. Louis World's Fair."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2016

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Maraniss, Andrew

Summary: "The true story of the birth of Olympic basketball at the 1936 Summer Games in Hitler's Germany"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 796.48 MAR

Platt, Richard.

Summary: A chronological tour of the historical and social events that shaped the Olympics dedicates spreads to specific locations and how the beliefs of participating cultures impacted various competitions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kingfisher 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.48 PLA

Wallechinsky, David

Summary: Includes the final results for every Olympic event since 1896, featuring information on records, medals, and individual athletic performance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aurum Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.48 WAL

Goldblatt, David

Summary: "The definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic Games—by one of the most celebrated sportswriters of our time,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 GOL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 796.4809 GOL

Summary: Recounts the triumph and travails of the eighteen African American athletes representing the United States in the 1936 Olympics, who endured racism in Hitler's Berlin as well as back home in the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF OLY

Summary: A look at the creation of the American team for the Olympics in 1896, and of their journey to get to Athens, where the games were being held.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA FIR

Billioud, Jean-Michel

Summary: "Records smashed ... incredible athletic feats ... Medals won ... The top 40 Olympic athletes of all time are here! In this fun, fact-packed book from the 40 Inspiring Icons series, learn how these athletic stars became the best in the world."--Amazon

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wide Eyed Editions, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.092 BIL

McDougall, Chros

Summary: This encyclopedia highlights more than 40 Olympic sports. Alongside both historic and recent photographs, readers will learn about the basics of each competition, its origin, how it has changed throughout the years, and the icons in each sport. In addition, this book provides information about the Paralympics. Features include a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Reference, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.3 MCD

Fuchs, Jeremy

Summary: "Faster! Higher! Stronger! Stranger! A glorious tapestry of legendary characters, forgotten records, crazy accomplishments, unbelievable feats, wacky contests, and controversial moments, Total Olympics is pure pleasure for anyone who loves the world's greatest sporting event. Discover how the modern Games began, in an out-of-the-way Victorian English town named Much Wenlock. Long-discontinued...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Publishing Co. 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.4809 FUC

Franke, Greg

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "There have been many thrilling and memorable sports rivalries. But none has ever combined such drama and excitement over such an extended period of time and against such a gripping background as the Cold War hockey rivalry between Canada and Russia"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Page Publishing, Inc. 2018

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Miller, David.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mainstream 2008

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 796.4809 MIL

Means, Howard B.

Summary: "Swimming is a long thread that connects the Olympic heroes of today with the real and mythic ones of the past across more than ten millennia--a recorded history that begins in a cave in the Egyptian desert and sweeps across athletes and poets, statesmenand emperors, humans and gods; across the whole human experience, the entire human story. Splash! weaves a 10,000-year-old tale that begins in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 797.2 MEA

Oxlade, Chris.

Summary: Surveys the history and traditions of the Olympics, highlighting memorable events from ancient Greece to the present day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK 2005

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.48 OXL

Donkin, Andrew.

Summary: Profiles notable Olympic athletes who overcame the odds to win gold medals, including Jesse Owens, Shelley Mann, and Kerri Strug.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Pub. 1999

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR BLUE DON

Oxlade, Chris.

Summary: Surveys the history and traditions of the Olympics, highlighting memorable events from ancient Greece to the present day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK 2005

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 796.48 OXL

Christopher, Matt.

Summary: A fact-filled reference highlights memorable moments in Summer Olympics history, noting the achievements of such famous athletes as Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, and Mary Lou Retton.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC CHR

Walters, Guy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perennial 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.48 WAL

Rule, Heather

Summary: "Learn more about the accomplishments of the greatest female Olympic athletes from around the world. The title also features informative sidebars, a glossary, and further resources."--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: SportsZone, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796 RUL

Hoena, B. A.

Summary: "Jesse Owens smashed records throughout his track and field career. In 1936, he made history at the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Owens won four gold medals, combating Adolf Hitler's message of Nazi superiority." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Universe 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 OWE

McCallum, Jack

Summary: Documents the story of the Olympic squad that won the gold at the 1992 Barcelona Games, assessing the achievements and legacy of some of the NBA's greatest players, including Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Charles Barkley.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.323 MCC

Schaap, Jeremy.

Summary: In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers goose-stepping, an African American son of sharecroppers won a staggering four Olympic gold medals and single-handedly crushed Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. This is the intimate and complex tale of the courage of one remarkable man.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 OWENS, JESSE SCH

Ford, Michael

Summary: Describes what is involved in becoming a champion in the Olympic games in ancient Greece.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Franklin Watts, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.4 FOR

Schaap, Jeremy.

Summary: In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers looming, an African-American son of sharecroppers set three world records and won an unprecedented four gold medals, single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games is that of a high-profile athlete giving a performance that transcends sports--but it is also the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2007

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