A Passion for Victory review by nowhereman
A Passion for Victory: The Story of the Olympics in Ancient and Early Modern Times
by Benson Bobrick
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Historical Nonfiction

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Age at time of review - 14
Reviewer's Location - Uxbridge, Mass., United States
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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.     



Watching the 2012 summer Olympics sparked my interest in learning more about the history of the games and this book seemed to fulfill that interest. When I first started to read it I noticed that it had tons of information on the Ancient Greek games and how the flame of the games moved on to future civilizations. One of the big disappointments of this book is that it hardly has any information on the most recent games, unless you count 1936 as recent. The author, in my opinion, also put way too much information in the book about the 1936 games’ politics, which was unnecessary. So I guess overall this book was a bit of a disappointment to me.        

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