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I was hoping more for a "tell all" book about the Games. More like Furlong's "Patriot Hearts" or Mitt Romney's "Turnaround." Did Sandy Hollway (or anyone else) write a book after it was all over?

I must admit, it's been a few years since I'd read it - in fact, when I saw your mention today I made a mental note I must read it again soon. While it's sure not a "kiss and tell-all" book, I do seem to remember that it does delve a bit into the political battles about the three Oz bids (Brisbane 92, Melbourne 96 and Sydney 2000) plus deals with some of the issues - ticketing, protests, Sydney V Melbourne etc) that dominated the run-up to the games.

McGeoch's "The Bid" is probably better for a bit of the inside dirt and political battles from the 2000 bid. Again, maybe not as tough as it could have been.

Yeah, there's a great book waiting to be written there about the Sydney/Australia games journey.

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Surprised nobody posted this one yet...

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10/10 - Excellent commemorative book.

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Don't forget the 2012 edition of THE BOOK will be out by December. Already some 26 pages have been added -- and new facts even more astounding than the Dead Sea Scrolls!!

Has been nominated for..ok, let's do this alphabetically...a Cesar, an Emmy, an Olivier, an Oscar, a Peabody, the Pulitzer and a Tony!! :lol::lol: Will make the BEST holiday gift!!

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Berlin Noir

By Phillip Kerr

4.5/5

Talking about the genre of totalitarian state criminal detectives, this series is one of my favourites. This book is a collection of three stories following a Berlin private detective (and ex-Kripo homicide investigator) Bernie Gunther in 1930s Berlin. The first book of the series, "The March Violets" is set during the Berlin Olympics, and twists furiously from trackside at Jesse Owens' triumphs at the Olympia Stadion to the cells of Alexanderplatz to the dressing rooms at UFA to the lakes around Wannsee. And of course, what starts off as a seemingly innocuous criminal investigation soon turns into a major intrigue reaching up to the top levels of the SS. Great fun, great old style detective action with a Nazi Berlin setting and an Olympic angle. The other two stories in this series are great as well, taking Bernie to 1938 and 1946, and two more Bernie Gunther tales are in the process of being published (and eagerly anticipated by me).

I've mentioned this series of thrillers before - they're some of my favourite detective novels of all. Anyway, just downloaded off Amazon a new title in the series, "If The Dead Rise Not" which apparently is all about the lead-up to the Berlin Olympics and features Avery Brundage as a major character (and probably one of the villains). I'm looking forward to getting into it (and will review it here when I'm done), but in the meantime, perhaps to whet some appetitites here, here's the book blurb:

Berlin, 1934. The Nazis have secured the 1936 Olympiad for the city but are facing foreign resistance. Hitler and Avery Brundage, the head of the U.S. Olympic Committee, have connived to soft-pedal Nazi anti-Semitism and persuade America to participate despite a movement to boycott the games -- with Brundage gaining government contracts worth millions in return. For Bernie Gunther, now the house detective at the world-famous Adlon Hotel, none of this matters much until a series of seemingly unconnected events propels him into this world of international corruption and dangerous double-dealing, where he is caught between warring factions of the Nazi apparatus.

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I've mentioned this series of thrillers before - they're some of my favourite detective novels of all. Anyway, just downloaded off Amazon a new title in the series, "If The Dead Rise Not" which apparently is all about the lead-up to the Berlin Olympics and features Avery Brundage as a major character (and probably one of the villains). I'm looking forward to getting into it (and will review it here when I'm done), but in the meantime, perhaps to whet some appetitites here, here's the book blurb:

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VERRRRYY INTERESTING, Rol. Do you think there might be a sequel in the future, THE SAMARANCH IDENTITY (OK, original title: THE SAMMY SONATAS), about how JAS conspired with the last few remnants of the Nazis and the Illuminati in the IOC to capture the 1992 Games for Barcelona? :blink::blink:

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Are we permitted to review bid books? ;)

Wouldn't a dedeicated bid book thread be better?

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Are we permitted to review bid books? ;)

I think this is better reserved for the "mainstream, narrative," historical and like books. The Bid "Books" are an altogether different breed that should have its own thread.

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My recommendations:

amazon.com - Olympische Siege

8/10

This book is full of references, pics and detailed information about the olympic medals, participating nations, torch relays (maps), national organisations teams, medal ceremonies and interesting details of every Olympic Games Athens 1896-Sydney 2000.

amazon.com - Olympia Almanach

8/10

Very detailed references about venues, 1st/2nd/3rd places of every event, remarkable incidents during the sport competitions, biding cities, etc. etc.

amazon.com - Olympia Almanach Winterspiele

8/10

Very detailed references about venues, 1st/2nd/3rd places of every event, remarkable incidents during the sport competitions, biding cities, etc. etc.

ebay.de - 100 Jahre Olympische Spiele

7/10

Very nice overview of every Olympic Games until Lillehammer 1994 - many rare pictures, very nice storytelling about the bid process, the incidents during the Olympics and 1st/2nd/3rd places of every event.

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I ran into another book for Vancouver 2010 titled "Richmond's Olympic Journey". It's hardcover, much like "With Glowing Hearts" the official retrospective book. It highlights Richmond's involvement in the 2010 games, the Olympic Oval, and the O Zone Celebrations. Saw it at Value Village for $19.99 - thought it was a little steep, so I'll keep my eyes open for it if I ever see it for a cheaper price. If Richmond put together a book like this, anyone know if Whistler did something similar?

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Bump.

Actually, I will have another review soon - just started the thriller I mentioned above.

the none that deals with Brundage and Berlin.

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If The Dead Rise Not

By Phillip Kerr

4/5

Heheheheh! If Avery Brundage were alive today, I'd imagine author Phillip Kerr would be facing a MASSIVE lawsuit. As it is, he must be rolling in his grave - and any descendents of his would also surely be considering their legal options. I've mentioned the Phillip Kerr books about Nazi-era Berlin detective Bernie Gunther before - sorta Sam Spade meets the Third Reich. This, his latest, is set in Berlin 1934 with an epilogue set in Havana 1954. At the start, Bernie's been sacked from the Police force for his anti-Nazi views, and is working as a hotel detective at Berlin's Adlon. Avery Brundage is in town and the Berlin OLympics Organising Committee is doing its ruthless best to head off a US boycott of 1936. To say Brundage comes out of it with a stained reputation is a major understatement. I don't want to give too much away, but let me just say - stolen oriental antiquities, murders, the US Mafia, corrupt construction contracts for both the 1932 LA and 1936 Berlin games, the hounding of Jewish athletes from German sports clubs - well, I think you probably get the picture. The very heavy Olympic theme makes it one of my faves of the Gunther novels.

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Five Ring Circus by Christopher Shaw.

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Through the lens of an author who is clearly biased (and appears to have some personal anger towards the Olympic movement) the book critically examines how Vancouver got the 2010 Games and takes a look at the Olympics in general. If you can look past the emotions from the author and this a worthy read.

Amazon Canada Link

@Http://Twitter.com/AthleteEye

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Secrets of the Olympic Ceremonies 2012 Edition

By Myles A. Garcia

4/5

So now we're onto edition two of the tome that every GamesBidder is all too aware of, if not already an owner – Myles Garcia's Secrets of the Olympic Ceremonies. Now, I've got a connection to confess to before reviewing this latest edition – I helped out with some of the proofreading before Myles sent this of to its final production. Reflecting on what I liked about the original book – it's personal anecdotes, it's liberal sprinkling of interesting and obscure facts and Myles' not shrinking from giving his personal views and opinions (well, what else would you expect from BP-IV?) - the good news is there's more of all that. I think my favourite parts of the original book were those where Myles could speak from a personal viewpoint – watching the Mexico 68 ceremony as a kid, participating in LA84 and being in Barcelona one fine night in '92 – and in this edition, he's added to that with a lot of great first-hand reportage on events like the flame lighting in Olympia, for example. It really helps make it all a bit more accessible and personal. I sure hope we get to see edition three and the wash-up from ceremonies in July and August in Stratford, this year!

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So now we're onto edition two of the tome that every GamesBidder is all too aware of, if not already an owner – Myles Garcia's Secrets of the Olympic Ceremonies. Now, I've got a connection to confess to before reviewing this latest edition – I helped out with some of the proofreading before Myles sent this of to its final production. Reflecting on what I liked about the original book – it's personal anecdotes, it's liberal sprinkling of interesting and obscure facts and Myles' not shrinking from giving his personal views and opinions (well, what else would you expect from BP-IV?) - the good news is there's more of all that. I think my favourite parts of the original book were those where Myles could speak from a personal viewpoint – watching the Mexico 68 ceremony as a kid, participating in LA84 and being in Barcelona one fine night in '92 – and in this edition, he's added to that with a lot of great first-hand reportage on events like the flame lighting in Olympia, for example. It really helps make it all a bit more accessible and personal. I sure hope we get to see edition three and the wash-up from ceremonies in July and August in Stratford, this year!

Thanks ever so much for Review #2. Very kind again as usual.

But I must make one clarification (which might not have been clear in the premiere edition). I never personally witnessed Mexico '68 live. It was the FIRST Olympic ceremony that I had seen, thanks to the magic of television.

But thanks again, Rols. And I am about to start work on the eBook version which I hope might be available LATE April on all outlets. It will be no more than $8.00 but it will be a somewhat "bare-bones" edition because of the technical limitations of eBook formatting - no Tables, no footnotes, no more than 20K mg -- because that is the max that Kindle, Nook and iTunes allow. Thus -- and I'm revealing it here for the first time-- there won't be the abundance of 150+ photos that is seen on the printed copy; that'll be down to just about a dozen.

So the Olympo-phile has an option of the cheap eBook version for a few $; or the more lavish softcover edition for a few more $$. But as a GB regular, you will always get your 10% discount if ordered from me. And I won't be able to autograph eBook versions! :D

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Here is a list of Olympic Books - some I've read and some I have not: (Sorry the list is so long...)

+ indicates books I've actually read if anybody wants to ask me about them.

FICTION

THE GAMES+
by Patricia McLinn
In sixteen days, medals can be won and hearts can be lost...
    Tessa Rutledge, once an Olympic champion figure skater, returns to the Games as a coach, encountering her first love and only heartbreak and testing her ability to forgive.  Alpine skier Kyle Armstrong has made a terrible mistake that could cost her a shot at Olympic gold as well as any hope of reconciling with the man she loves.  Biathlete Rikki Lodge thinks she’s just
happy to be at the Games, until she meets a hockey player who demands that she do what she’s never done before: put it all on the line.
    Let The Games begin!
(Panamfan's note: Romance novel set in the Olympic Village during the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics.)
 
CLOSING CEREMONIES
by Harold king
Unknown Binding: 370 pages
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan (January 1, 1979)
Language: English
ISBN: 0698109503
Paperback
Publisher: Pocket (August 15, 1980)
Language: English
ISBN: 0671833960
OPENING CEREMONIES
BERLIN, AUGUST 1, 1936
    Guarded by a contingent fo 40,000 Brown-shirts, Adolf Hitler strides into the world's grandest stadium, signals the lighting of the Olympic flame and declares the XI Olympics officially open -- and a young athlete -- Eduard Reichmann -- dedicates his life to his Fuehrer.
PARAGUAY, JULY, 1976
    In a daring raid on a secret Nazi shrine, three invaders die.  One -- Aaron Miller -- escapes with an awesome relic: the urn containing Hitler’s ashes.
    Now the last terrified Nazi chieftains have set loose Das Kettenhund to retrieve it -- Hitler’s "Chain Dog," Eduard Reichmann.
    But Reichmann has a plan of his own -- a plan that requires the death of a world leader...a plan that will pit him agains the secret agents of several nations...against his fellow Nazis...against his one long-thwarted needs...against a beautiful, tormented Nazi hunter...and against a vengeance-obsessed American named Aaron Miller.
    Soon they will meet.  In an unscheduled Olympic contest to-the-death.  In the final seconds of the...CLOSING CEREMONIES
(Panamfan's note: This novel climaxes with an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth at the closing ceremony of the Montreal Olympics.)
 
HAMMERED GOLD
by William Oscar Johnson
Paperback
Publisher: Pocket (October 1, 1982)
Language: English
ISBN: 0671414879
1984. LOS ANGELES.
    THE MOST CRUCIAL CONTEST THE WORLD HAS EVER WITNISSED...is about to begin, as top athletes meet to do battle in the Olympics.  A sports war that media giant, MBC. will beam around the earth -- whose combatants are unwilling pawns in an East-West power struggle.
    FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS, NIGHT AND DAY...one ruthless fanatic has driven a secret plot to the sinister finish that will leave the best Olympic contenders dead, crippled, ruined.
    ONLY ONE MAN CAN STOP THEM...Joe Ordway, sports broadcaster for MBC, who will now risk his reputation, his lover and his life -- to run to ground a cunning assassin and the Gamesman -- the unknown Mastermind of this deadly intrigue, still trusted by everyone -- even the President of the United States!
 
Going For The Gold+
by Emma Lathen
Hardback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (1981)
Language: English
    John Putnam Thatcher, senior vice-president of the Sloan Guaranty Trust, is not thinking of anything out of the ordinary -- except, perhaps, a few gold medals -- when he goes to Lake Placid to join the Sloan’s president at the Winter Olympics.
    And when he watches the practice run of Yves Bisson, the new French wonder, nothing more is on his mind than the thrill of the ski jump and the crisp perfection of the weather.
    But the peaceful day is shattered when the graceful skier collapses in mid-air and tumbles, skis flailing, to the ground.  Once again John Putnam Thatcher has landed in the midst of murder...
    The teams demand protection against suspected terrorists.  The Sloan’s harassed branch manager reports that over a half-million dollars’ worth of counterfeit checks have surfaced.  A well-liked female athlete is accused of taking drugs while competing.  And a sinister coach, a marooned French tour group, and a sudden blizzard add to the chaos.
    It takes Thatcher’s level-headed thinking and ingenious investigating to unscramble the conflicting evidence.  Then the grim truth is exposed...and what follows is a race against time more important than any Olympic trial -- a race to prevent yet another murder.
 
Death Spiral: Murder at the Winter Olympics+
by Meredith Phillips
Paperback: 230 pages
Publisher: Capra Pr (February 1, 1984)
Language: English
ISBN: 0960267611
Hardcover: 230 pages
Publisher: Borgo Press (April 1, 1989)
Language: English
ISBN: 0809542064
It’s a cold war on ice as love and defection breed murder at the Winter Olympics.  Who killed world champion skater Dima Kuznetsov, the "playboy of the Eastern world": old or new lovers, hockey right-wingers, jealous rivals, the KGB?  Will skating sleuth Lesley Grey discover the murderer before she herself is hunted down?
(panamfan's note: This novel is set during a fictious version of the 1992 Winter Olympics which are held in Squaw Valley (1960 host) instead of Albertville and is very detailed in its description of Olympic stuff - right down to the opening and closing ceremonies - one of my personal favorites.)
 
OLYMPIC AFFAIR: A Novel of Hitler's Siren and America's Hero+
by Terry Frei  
     Though not a member of the National Socialist Party, Leni Riefenstahl was the film-maker darling of the Nazis and Adolf Hitler. First a successful dancer and actress in Germany, she  
became more notorious when she produced and directed Victory of Faith and Triumph of the Will, the chilling documentaries about Nazi Party congresses at Nuremberg.
     Glenn Morris was an All-American farm boy from tiny Simla, Colorado, as well as a former college football star and student body president at the school now known as Colorado State
University. At the 1936 Olympics, he won the decathlon, earning him the label of “the world’s greatest athlete.” Among the American heroes at the Berlin Games, he was considered second only to Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals.
     Riefenstahl and Morris: An unlikely couple? Perhaps, but in her 1987 memoirs, the German filmmaker belatedly confirmed she had an affair with the American athlete during the filming of Olympia, Riefenstahl’s documentary about the Berlin Games. In fact, she portrayed it as much more than a dalliance. Morris, who went on to Hollywood, the National Football League, and military service, spoke sparingly of the relationship, but mused late in life that he "should have stayed in Germany with Leni.”
     In Olympic Affair, Terry Frei turns to historical fiction in a novel researched in much the same fashion as his widely praised works of non-fiction, including Horns, Hogs, and Nixon Coming and Third Down and a War to Go. Using deduction, imagination and narrative skill to augment documented fact (as well as debunk myths), Frei tells the story of their ill-fated affair…and beyond. For Morris, seemingly destined for lifetime celebrity and accomplishment, the relationship ultimately was toxic.
 
NON-FICTION
 
Olympics in Athens 1896: The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games+
by Michael Llewellyn Smith
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd; First Edition edition (May 27, 2004)
 
America's First Olympics: The St. Louis Games of 1904+
by George R. Matthews
Series: SPORTS & AMERICAN CULTURE (Book 1)
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: University of Missouri (July 22, 2005)
 
St. Louis Olympics, 1904 (MO) (Images of America)
by George Matthews (Author),    Sandra Marshall (Author)
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (May 18, 2003)
 
The First London Olympics: 1908
by Rebecca Jenkins
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Piatkus (May 26, 2012)
 
The 1908 Olympics: The First London Games
by Keith Baker
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: SportsBooks Ltd; SPORT edition (February 7, 2008)
 
Olympic Follies: The Madness and Mayhem of the 1908 London Games: A Cautionary Tale 
by Graeme Kent
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: JR Books (June 1, 2008)
 
Showdown at Shepherd's Bush: The 1908 Olympic Marathon and the Three Runners Who Launched a Sporting Craze
by David Davis
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; 1st edition (June 19, 2012)
 
The 1912 Stockholm Olympics: Essays on the Competitions, the People, the City
by Leif Yttergren   (Author, Editor),    Hans Bolling (Author, Editor)
Paperback: 292 pages
Publisher: McFarland (November 5, 2012)
 
Speed Kings: The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World
by Andy Bull (Author)
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Avery (October 20, 2015)
 
Xth Olympiad Los Angeles, 1932: Olympic Photograph Collection
by Delmar Watson (Author)
Hardcover
Publisher: Obunsha (1984)
 
The Nazi Olympics
by Richard Mandell
    Binding: Hard cover
    Publisher: Macmillan, New York
    Date Published: [1971]
    Description: xvi, 316 p. illus. , map (on lining papers), ports. 22 cm.
Includes    bibliographical references.
 
Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936+
by David Clay Large
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1St Edition edition (April 17, 2007)
 
Hitler's Olympics: The Story of the 1936 Nazi Games
by Anton Rippon
Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Pen and Sword (October 24, 2012)

Hitler's Olympics: The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games
by Christopher Hilton
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: The History Press; First Edition edition (October 25, 2006)
 
Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics
by Jeremy Schaap
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First edition (February 1, 2007)
 
The Games of '36 : A Pictorial History of the 1936 Olympic Games in Germany+
by Stan Cohen (Author),    Carol Van Valkenburg (Editor)
Paperback
Publisher: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company; First Edition edition (April 1996)
 
Olympia
by Leni Riefenstahl   (Author),    Kevin Brownlow (Introduction),    Monique Berlioux (Foreword)
Hardcover: 287 pages
Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1st U.S. ed edition (October 1994)
 
Berlin Games: How the Nazis Stole the Olympic Dream
by Guy Walters
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: William Morrow; First Edition edition (August 8, 2006)
 
The 1948 Olympics: How London Rescued the Games
by Bob Phillips (Author)
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: SportsBooks Ltd (April 10, 2007)
 
The Austerity Olympics: When the Games Came to London in 1948
by Janie Hampton
Hardcover: 350 pages
Publisher: Aurum Press (2008)
 
Snowball's Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley & Lake Tahoe+
by David C. Antonucci
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; Reprint edition (March 28, 2012)
 
The 1960 Winter Olympics (Images of Sports)+
by David C. Antonucci
Series: Images of Sports
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (November 11, 2013)
 
Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World+
by David Maraniss
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1 edition (July 1, 2008)
 
Not the Triumph But the Struggle: The 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete
by Amy Bass
Series: Critical American Studies
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press (October 2002)
 
Something in the Air: American Passion and Defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics
by Richard Hoffer
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Free Press; First Edition edition (September 22, 2009)
 
Race, Culture, and the Revolt of the Black Athlete: The 1968 Olympic Protests and Their Aftermath 1st Edition
by Douglas Hartmann
Hardcover: 376 pages
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (January 1, 2004
 
Spectacular Mexico: Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics (A Quadrant Book)
by Luis M. Castañeda
Series: A Quadrant Book
Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press (November 1, 2014)
 
Before the Eyes of the World: Mexico and the 1968 Olympic Games 1st Edition
by Kevin B. Witherspoon
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press; 1 edition (July 1, 2008)
 
Munich 1972: Tragedy, Terror, and Triumph at the Olympic Games+
by David Clay Large
Hardcover: 396 pages
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 1 edition (April 16, 2012)
 
One Day in September
by Simon Reeve
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Arcade Publishing; 1st U.S. ed edition (September 1, 2000)
 
The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)
by Kay Schiller   (Author),    Chris Young (Author)
Series: Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism (Book 42)
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: University of California Press (August 3, 2010)
 
The blood of Israel: The massacre of the Israeli athletes, the Olympics, 1972
by Serge Groussard
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Morrow (1975)
 
Stolen Glory: The U.S., the Soviet Union, and the Olympic Basketball Game That Never Ended
by Taps Gallagher (Author),    Mike Brewster   (Author)
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: GM Books (2012)
 
Five Ring Circus: The Montreal Olympics by Jack Ludwig
    Edition: 1st ed.
    Binding: Hardcover
    Publisher: Doubleday Canada; Toronto
    Date Published: 1976. 248 p. , [8] leaves of plates: ill. ; 24 cm.
 
The Montreal Olympics: An Insider's View of Organizing a Self-financing Games
by Paul Charles Howell   (Author)
Hardcover: 264 pages
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press (June 1, 2008)
 
The Billion-Dollar Game: Jean Drapeau and the 1976 Olympics (A Last post book)
by Nick Auf der Maur
Series: A Last post book
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Lorimer
 
A Long Shot to Glory: How Lake Placid Saved the Winter Olympics and Restored the Nation's Pride+
by Michael J Burgess (Author)
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (September 14, 2013)
 
The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
by Wayne Coffey   (Author),    Jim Craig (Foreword)
Paperback: 273 pages
Publisher: Crown Publishers; Reprint edition (October 25, 2005)
 
One Goal: A Chronicle of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
by John Powers   (Author),    Arthur C. Kaminsky (Author)
Hardcover: 257 pages
Publisher: Harper & Row; 1st edition (February 1984)
 
Going for the Gold: How the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Won at Lake Placid
by Tim Wendel
Hardcover: 131 pages
Publisher: Lawrence Hill & Co (January 1981)
 
Olympic Sports and Propaganda Games: Moscow 1980 
by Baruch A. Hazan
Hardcover: 250 pages
Publisher: Transaction Publishers (January 1, 1982)
 
Dropping the Torch: Jimmy Carter, the Olympic Boycott, and the Cold War
by Nicholas Evan Sarantakes
Hardcover: 356 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 27, 2010)
 
Showdown in Moscow: The Olympic Quests of Coe and Ovett
by Hugh Shields
Hardcover: 132 pages
Publisher: Upfront Publishing (July 10, 2012)
 
The Sarajevo Olympics: A History of the 1984 Winter Games+
by Jason Vuic
Hardcover: 232 pages
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press (April 24, 2015)
 
Made in America: His Own Story+
by Peter Ueberroth
    Edition: First Edition
    Binding: Hard Cover
    Publisher: Morrow, NY
    Date Published: 1985
    Description: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall 0-688-05882-5 Photos. 401 p.
    The story of the self-made successful business man who began by building his own travel company and wound up running the 23rd Olympic games in Los Angeles.
 
The Games of the Twenty-Third Olympiad : Los Angeles 1984 Commemorative Book [CLV]+
by Harvery Frommer (Editor), Myrna Frommer (Editor), Mary Gaddie (Editor)
    Hardcover: 288 pages
    Publisher: International Sport Publications, Incorporated; (November 1, 1984)   ISBN: 0913927031
 
Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games, The (Images of Sports)
by Barry A. Sanders
Series: Images of Sports
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (October 14, 2013)
 
The Official Commemorative Book: XV Olympic Winter Games   
by Lloyd Robertson, Brian D. Johnston, and Brian Johnson.
    Hardcover: 213 pages
    Publisher: Firefly Books; (June 1988)
    ASIN: 1550130595
 
It's How You Play the Game: The Inside Story of the Calgary Olympics
by Frank W. King (Author)
Hardcover: 339 pages
Publisher: Script the Writers Group (December 1991)
 
The Seoul Olympics: The Inside Story
by Park Seh-Jik (Author),    Juan Antonio Samaranch (Foreword)
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Bellew Publishing (October 1991)
 
Seoul '88 : The Official Commemorative Record of XXIVth Olympiad Harmony and Progress
(Hardcover, 1989)  ISBN: 0-82530-4628 January 1989
    Publisher: Natl Book Network
 
Albertville 92: Back to Nature: The Official Book of the International Olympic Committee and the Organizing Committee of the XVI Olympic Winter Games 
by International Olympic Committee.
    Hardcover: 208 pages
    Publisher: Professional Team Pubns; (September 1992)
    ASIN: 1564860159
 
The Official Book of the XVII Olympic Winter Games, Lillehammer 1994
Hardcover
Publisher: Oslo: J.M. Stenersens Forlag A.S. (1994)
 
Atlanta 1996: Official Commemorative Book of the Centennial Olympic
Games   by David Miller, Allsport (Photographer).  Woodford Publishing
    Hardcover: 208 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 11.50 x 8.75
    Publisher: Woodford Publishing; (September 1996)
    ISBN: 0942627296
 
Official Book of the Centennial Olympic Games: Atlanta, 1996
(Hardcover, 1996)  Author: International Olympic Committee Staff   ISBN: 1-88482-2495
January 1996 80 pages
 
One Glorious Summer: A Photographic History of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics
by Glenn Hannigan (Author),    Robert Mashburn (Author),    Atlanta journal-constitution (Photographer)
Hardcover: 184 pages
Publisher: Longstreet Pr; First Edition edition (December 1996)
 
The Fire Within : The Official Commemorative Book of the Salt Lake 2002
    Olympic Winter Games (Hardcover, 2002)  ISBN: 0-97179-6106
    Publisher: Salt Lake Organizing Committee 436 pages Illustrated
 
Salt Lake 2002: An Official Book of the Olympic Winter Games
by Lee Benson,     Susan Eston Black, and John Telford (Photographer)
    Hardcover: 128 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.70 x 8.85 x 11.24
    Publisher: Shadow Mountain; (November 1, 2000)
    ASIN: 1573457957
 
Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games
by Mitt Romney   (Author),    Timothy Robinson (Author)
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Regnery Publishing; First Edition edition (June 15, 2004)
 
Tarnished Rings: The International Olympic Committee and the Salt Lake City Bid Scandal (Sports and Entertainment)
by Stephen Wenn (Author)
Series: Sports and Entertainment
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Syracuse University Press (December 29, 2011)
 
With Glowing Hearts / Des plus brillants exploits: The Official Commemorative Book of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games / ... d'hiver et des Xes Jeux paralympiques d'hiver
by VANOC (Author)
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 28, 2010)
 
Patriot Hearts: Inside the Olympics That Changed a Country
by John Furlong (Author),    Gary Mason (Contributor)
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre; First Edition edition (April 1, 2011)
 
London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: The Official Commemorative Book
by Tom Knight   (Author),    Sybil Ruscoe   (Author),    Sebastian Coe Kbe (Foreword)
Hardcover: 312 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 5, 2012)
 
London 2012 The Greatest Show on Earth: A Day-by-Day Photographic Celebration of the London 2012 Olympic Games
by Press Association Sport (Author)
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Carlton Books (2013)
 
AND THREE NICE BOOKS ON THE PAN AMERICAN GAMES:
V Pan-American Games Winnipeg Canada+
30 x 22 cms, hardback, 220 pages.
1967
The well-illustrated and very detailed official report of the 5th Pan-American Games.
 
The games of August: Official commemorative book, the tenth Pan American Games, Indianapolis, 7-23 August 1987+
by Bruce Dworshak (Author)
Hardcover
Publisher: Showmasters, Inc; 1st edition (1987)
Language: English
ASIN: B000718LLC
[211] pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 32 cm
 
Pan Am Proud: A Tribute to Champions - The Official Commemorative Book of the 1999 Pan American Games+
by Jeffrey A. Tiessen (Author)
Hardcover  221 pages
Publisher: DT Publishing Group, Inc. (1999)
Language: English
ASIN: 0968601308
 
AND FINALLY - A BOOK ABOUT THE 1986 GOODWILL GAMES:
Moscow '86 Goodwill Games+
Author: Ken Bastian
192 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Publisher: [Atlanta, Ga. : Pub. Group : Turner Broadcasting System] ; [Gretna, La.] : [Distributed in the USA by Pelican Pub. Co.], [©1986]
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If may be so bold, I would also recommend Olympic Television: Broadcasting The Biggest Show on Earth, written by Andy Billings, James Angelini and me. The book features findings from 20 years of U.S Olympic television content analysis, an overview of Olympic television history, interviews with NBC personnel, an examination of how nationalism drives Olympic viewing, and more. 

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9 hours ago, Oly TV Writer said:

If may be so bold, I would also recommend Olympic Television: Broadcasting The Biggest Show on Earth, written by Andy Billings, James Angelini and me. The book features findings from 20 years of U.S Olympic television content analysis, an overview of Olympic television history, interviews with NBC personnel, an examination of how nationalism drives Olympic viewing, and more. 

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More information available on our Website. 

Hey thanks so much for the new book info, Oly TV Writer, and welcome to our boards! If you visited here often enough, the likes of myself and Quaker2001, among others, do engage heavily on the Olympic broadcasting aspects of whatever the upcoming Games will have. Checked out the Olympic Television website hours ago upon the plug. Looking forward to it even more now that it has interviews with key players! There has been a couple other books related to Olympic TV broadcasting, in case you aren't aware, like Television In The Olympics, a book on the global Barcelona TV coverage using multiple rights holders from around the world, and another book chronicling NBC's Olympic coverage but with Athens 2004 called Olympic Media: Inside the Biggest Show on Television that's also published by Routledge. If there's actually more, I'll bring them forward. 

Hope that you'll be a part of the Olympic media/Internet coverage news around the world on these boards here starting with Pyeongchang. Or you can fill up past ones! :)  

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48 minutes ago, Durban Sandshark said:

Hey thanks so much for the new book info, Oly TV Writer, and welcome to our boards! If you visited here often enough, the likes of myself and Quaker2001, among others, do engage heavily on the Olympic broadcasting aspects of whatever the upcoming Games will have. Checked out the Olympic Television website hours ago upon the plug. Looking forward to it even more now that it has interviews with key players! There has been a couple other books related to Olympic TV broadcasting, in case you aren't aware, like Television In The Olympics, a book on the global Barcelona TV coverage using multiple rights holders from around the world, and another book chronicling NBC's Olympic coverage but with Athens 2004 called Olympic Media: Inside the Biggest Show on Television that's also published by Routledge. If there's actually more, I'll bring them forward. 

Hope that you'll be a part of the Olympic media/Internet coverage news around the world on these boards here starting with Pyeongchang. Or you can fill up past ones! :)  

Durban, thanks for the warm welcome! Television in the Olympics is a good one. Olympic Media: Inside the Biggest Show on Television, was written by Andy Billings, who is one of the co-authors of our Olympic Television book. Selling the Five Rings has some good behind the scenes television content, largely built off of Stephen Wenn's dissertation and other research (he's done a ton). Douglas Battema's dissertation has some good information as well.

Looking forward to participating in the forum!!!
 

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I should note that Olympic Media by Andy Billings focused on the 1996-2006 Games. Olympic Television is in many ways a continuation as it builds off of the research in Olympic Media, to provide 20 years worth of longitudinal data from 1996-2016.

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Have you heard about this novel - it manages to extend its plot to include both the 1936 Berlin Olympics and the 1937 Hindenburg Disaster. I'm currently reading it and it is really good!

Flight From Berlin by David John
Format: Paperback | 372 pages
Publication date: 25 Jun 2013
Publisher: Bourbon Street Books
ISBN139780062091598
August 1936: The eyes of the world are on Berlin, where Adolf Hitler is using the Olympic Games to showcase his powerful new regime. Cynical British journalist Richard Denham knows that the carefully staged spectacle masks the Nazis' ruthless brutality, and he's determined to report the truth. Sparks fly when the seasoned newspaperman meets the beautiful and rebellious American socialite Eleanor Emerson. A superb athlete whose brash behavior got her expelled from the U.S. Olympic swim team, Eleanor is now covering the games as a celebrity columnist for newspapers in the States. While Berlin welcomes the world, the Nazi capital becomes a terrifying place for Richard and Eleanor. Their chance encounter at a reception thrown by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels leads them into the center of a treacherous game involving the Gestapo and the British Secret Intelligence Service. At stake: a mysterious dossier that threatens to destroy the leadership of the Third Reich. Drawn together by danger and passion, surrounded by enemies, Richard and Eleanor must pull off a daring plan to survive. But one wrong move could be their last. Set in America and Europe, David John's Flight from Berlin is a masterful blend of fact and fiction, drama and suspense. A riveting story of love, courage, and betrayal that culminates in a breathtaking race against the forces of evil, it will keep you spellbound until its thrilling end.
 
Eleanor Emerson is a fictionalized version of real-life Olympian Eleanor Holm Jarrett, who was infamously kicked off the 1936 team by Avery Brundage on the voyage over - and stayed in Berlin to cover the games as a journalist.
 
One of the real-life persons who appear in the novel is William Dodd who was United States Ambassador to Germany at the time - whose real ambassadorship was chronicled in the recent book "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson.

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