A Passion for Victory
A Passion for Victory: The Story of the Olympics in Ancient and Early Modern Times
A Passion for Victory
Benson Bobrick
From the barefoot races of 8th century BC to the underwater obstacle courses in the early 20th century to the high-tension Berlin Games preceding World War II, the Olympics have always been exciting dramas of athletic prowess and human interest.  In A Passion for Victory, award-winning author Benson Bobrick tells the details of the captivating story of the Olympic Games, starting with their inception in Ancient Greece. This wonderfully readable narrative is rich with anecdotes and profiles of athletes and weaves in important historical events to create a complete picture of each installment of the Games. This thorough account of an international fixation is gripping, poignant, and occasionally hilarious.

Book Details


  • Historical Nonfiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Have you ever wanted to know how the Olympics started? How they continued throughout history? Well then this book's for you! First it starts by telling you of the Ancient Greek games and then it tells you why they stopped. After that it tells you how they started again in 1900. It also gives you lots of information on the 1936 games with political information.     

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