Swifter, Higher, Stronger

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Swifter, Higher, Stronger

A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics

By Sue Macy; Bob Costas (Foreword by)

National Geographic Society, Hardcover, 9781426302909, 96pp.

Publication Date: June 10, 2008

Description

Let the games begin again! Acclaimed sports writer Sue Macy’s comprehensive portrait of the Summer Olympics has now been fully updated for the 2008 games in Beijing, China. This new edition includes a complete retrospective of the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. The new text will also incorporate updates to all charts and records, as well as fun facts and anecdotes from the most recent Olympics and training, making this a perfect Olympics history handbook as the 2008 Games unfold historically in China.

Swifter, Stronger, Higher (Updated Edition) paints a dramatic and fascinating picture of the Summer Olympics. Absorbing narrative and vivid photographs tell stories of tragedy, triumph, scandal, and of course, action from over a century of the modern games! A foreword by sportscaster Bob Costas, five new interior photos (more than 100 total), at-a-glance information on each Olympiad, a map of Olympic sites, a chart of record-setters, and a rich guide to further resources round out this exceptional update to a gold-medal title.



About the Author
Sue Macy is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, among them the award-winning "Wheels of" "Change: " "How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom";" Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player" "Put Women s Hoops on the Map"; and "Bylines: A Photobiography of Nellie Bly". A former editor at Scholastic, she lives in Englewood, New Jersey.

Bob Costas is a long-time broadcaster who has covered every major American sporting event throughout his career, as well as the winter and summer Olympics Games. His first job out of college was as the play-by-play man for the Spirits of St. Louis of the American Basketball Association (ABA), where he first met Marvin Barnes. Over the course of his career he has won twenty-six Emmy awards and has been voted Sports Broadcaster of the Year a record eight times. In 2012, Costas was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame.


Praise For Swifter, Higher, Stronger

"While other books on the topic go into more depth on specific sports, athletes, or historical events, none are as enthusiastically broad or as enjoyable to read as this one...Wonderful research notes, an annotated resource list, and an Olympic quiz bring this book across the finish line first."starred review (2004 edition), School Library Journal