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Olympic Affair

Author : Terry Frei
ISBN : 9781589796980
Genre : Fiction
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Glenn Morris, Colorado farm boy turned “world's greatest athlete” confessed on his deathbed that he should have stayed with Leni. The Leni—Leni Riefenstahl—legendary filmmaker and darling of Hitler's Third Reich. They met at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where Leni filmed Olympia, and began a steamy love affair that was the subject of speculation and whispers—even during one of the tensest Olympic Games in history. Read the first chapter of Olympic Affair here.
Category: Fiction

The Aeronaut S Windlass

Author : Jim Butcher
ISBN : 9780451466815
Genre : Air warfare
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Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls, aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, developing scientific marvels, fostering trade alliances, and building fleets of airships to keep the peace. Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship, Predator. Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy's shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels. But when the Predator is severely damaged in combat, leaving captain and crew grounded, Grimm is offered a proposition from the Spirearch of Albion -- to join a team of agents on a vital mission in exchange for fully restoring Predator to its fighting glory. And even as Grimm undertakes this dangerous task, he will learn that the conflict between the Spires is merely a premonition of things to come. Humanity's ancient enemy, silent for more than ten thousand years, has begun to stir once more. And death will follow in its wake.
Category: Air warfare

California Business

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ISBN : UCLA:L0050761642
Genre : Business
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Eyes Wide Open

Author : Raine Miller
ISBN : 9781476735603
Genre : Fiction
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Set against the backdrop of the 2012 Olympic games in London, Ethan and Brynne try to move on from the painful histories that continue to haunt them while being stalked by a dangerous enemy who will not stop until they lose everything.
Category: Fiction

International Diplomacy And The Olympic Movement

Author : Aaron Beacom
ISBN : 9781137032942
Genre : Political Science
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This book explores the relationship between diplomatic discourse and the Olympic movement, charting both its continuity and change from an historical perspective.
Category: Political Science

The Christophe Rocancourt Affair

Author : GrinOlsson
ISBN : 9781105916953
Genre : Fiction
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'The Christophe Rocancourt Affair' is based upon a true story of events that happened to the 'Counterfeit Rockefeller" when he was in Canada that finally led to his capture, detainment, and extradition to the United States. This story has been reconstructed from the author's personal interviews of witnesses, lawyers, police investigative interviews and reports hand fed me from Crown Prosecutor Catherine Murray's office during the publication ban, along with Crown transcripts from actual Canadian court proceedings and media releases. When my request for a personal interview with Christophe Rocancourt during his detainment in Canada, was submitted via his lawyers, Mr. Mayland McKimm and Sue Wishart, it was Christophe Rocancourt's decision to respectfully decline the opportunity to sustain or refute or add to information sources.
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The Games A Global History Of The Olympics

Author : David Goldblatt
ISBN : 9780393254112
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“A people’s history of the Olympics.”—New York Times Book Review A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year The Games is best-selling sportswriter David Goldblatt’s sweeping, definitive history of the modern Olympics. Goldblatt brilliantly traces their history from the reinvention of the Games in Athens in 1896 to Rio in 2016, revealing how the Olympics developed into a global colossus and highlighting how they have been buffeted by (and affected by) domestic and international conflicts. Along the way, Goldblatt reveals the origins of beloved Olympic traditions (winners’ medals, the torch relay, the eternal flame) and popular events (gymnastics, alpine skiing, the marathon). And he delivers memorable portraits of Olympic icons from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comaneci, the Dream Team to Usain Bolt.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Olympic Games Effect

Author : John A. Davis
ISBN : 9781118171714
Genre : Business & Economics
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Marketing at the Olympics, the attraction and the rewards Essential reading in preparation for the 2012 London Olympics, the newly revised and fully updated second edition of The Olympic Games Effect offers fascinating sports marketing and branding insights into the promotion of the Games themselves, and their unique attraction for corporations in particular. The important lessons of past Olympics will be used to show a hundred year-plus tradition based on a several thousand year old testament to the love of sports and competition, revealing how, in recent years, this has evolved into a seductively attractive vehicle for a wide range of audiences, from consumers to corporations. Loaded with historical information on the Olympics, the book traces the history of the Olympics back to 776 BC. This legacy is vital to the ongoing success of the Olympics, and is at the heart of why brands care so much Packed with illustrations that illustrate how the Games have become arguably the world's most successful sports event and the marketing opportunities this has led to Includes relevant business strategies and recommendations to help companies understand how to make more effective sports sponsorship decisions This timely new edition of The Olympic Games Effect shows the value contributed by sponsoring the world's premier sporting event, and explains how, by extension, other global sports events have the potential to generate similarly impressive results for their sponsors.
Category: Business & Economics

Sport Italia

Author : Simon Martin
ISBN : 9781845118204
Genre : History
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The Italian love affair with sport is passionate, voracious, and all-consuming. It provides a backdrop and a narrative to almost every aspect of daily life in Italy and the distinctively pink-colored newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport is devoured by more than three million hungry readers every day. Narrating the history of modern Italy through its national passion for sport, Sport Italia provides a completely new portrayal of one of Europe’s most alluring, yet contradictory countries, tracing the highs and lows of Italy’s sporting history from its Liberal pioneers through Mussolini, the 1960 Rome Olympics to the Berlusconi era. By interweaving essential themes of Italian history, its politics, society, and economy with a history of the passion for sport in the country, Simon Martin tells the story of modern Italy in a fresh, new, and interesting way, illustrating how and why sport is so strongly embedded in both politics and society, and how it is inseparable from the concept of Italian national identity. Showing sport’s capacity to both unite and deeply divide, this book reveals a novel and previously unexplored element of the history of a society and its state, which will be an essential read for sports fans, historians, and students alike.
Category: History

Olympic Cities

Author : Gavin Poynter
ISBN : 0754671003
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing upon historical, cultural, economic and socio-demographic perspectives, this book examines the role of London's hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as a means to promote urban regeneration and social renewal in East London and the Thames
Category: Social Science