Monday, July 28, 2008

The Olympic Games

Search our catalog for books and other materials about the Olympic Games.

Here are recent titles about two controversial moments in Olympic history:

Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936 by David Clay Large (Norton, 2007).

While many people connect the 1936 games with the triumphs of track legend Jesse Owens, Nazi Games also reveals how many of the spectacles that we associate with the Olympics (such as the torch relay) began in 1936.

Striking Back: The 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and Israel's Deadly Response by Aaron J. Klein (Random House, 2005).

Doris Dixon, Raleigh Branch Library

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