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Publisher: Aristide d Caratzas Pub: 2000-02-01
Seller ID: 0892410922-01
By: Guttmann, Allen
Publisher: University of Illinois Press: 1994-02-01
Seller ID: M0252063961Z2
By: Holmes, Burton
Publisher: Grove Pr: 1984-05-01
Seller ID: M0394621158Z2
Publisher: SUNY Press: 2002-08-01
Seller ID: M0791454738Z3
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Pre: 2003-01-01
Seller ID: M0801872073Z3
According to most accounts, the man solely responsible for reviving the modern Olympic Games was Baron Pierre de Coubertin. Now, in The Modern Olympics, David C. Young challenges this view, revealing that Coubertin was only the last and most successful of many contributors to the dream of the modern Olympics.
Based on thirteen years of research in previously neglected documents, Young reconstructs the fascinating and almost unknown history of the Olympic revival movement in the nineteenth century, including two long-forgotten Olympiads--one in London in 1866 and another in Athe...