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The Resource Igniting the flame : America's first olympic team, Jim Reisler

Igniting the flame : America's first olympic team, Jim Reisler

Label
Igniting the flame : America's first olympic team
Title
Igniting the flame
Title remainder
America's first olympic team
Statement of responsibility
Jim Reisler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of the fourteen men - largely forgotten and never the subject of a full-length book - who created the American Olympic movement by winning eleven gold medals at the first modern Olympics in 1896 in Athens, timed for publication leading up to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials and the 2012 Olympics in London"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reisler, Jim
Dewey number
796.48
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV721.4.U6
LC item number
R47 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olympic Games
  • Olympics
  • Athletes
  • Sports
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Olympics
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
Label
Igniting the flame : America's first olympic team, Jim Reisler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Nothing more than a glorified pickup squad" -- "Games at Athens? What games?" -- A rousing start -- The Baron -- "All were stupefied" -- "Lithe forms and springy steps" -- "Most gratifying to every Princeton man" -- "Man of many parts" -- Smoking guns -- "A foreigner should not win this race!" -- "Jesu Christo! I'm freezing!" -- "Rah! rah! rah! Ellas, Ellas, Ellas, Zito!" -- "A set of men that the nation may well feel proud of" -- "Good feelings and fellowship predominated" -- Appendix. 1896 Olympic results
Control code
ocm756579211
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 285 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780762778485
Lccn
2012018702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)756579211
  • (Sirsi) a1127673
Label
Igniting the flame : America's first olympic team, Jim Reisler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Nothing more than a glorified pickup squad" -- "Games at Athens? What games?" -- A rousing start -- The Baron -- "All were stupefied" -- "Lithe forms and springy steps" -- "Most gratifying to every Princeton man" -- "Man of many parts" -- Smoking guns -- "A foreigner should not win this race!" -- "Jesu Christo! I'm freezing!" -- "Rah! rah! rah! Ellas, Ellas, Ellas, Zito!" -- "A set of men that the nation may well feel proud of" -- "Good feelings and fellowship predominated" -- Appendix. 1896 Olympic results
Control code
ocm756579211
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 285 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780762778485
Lccn
2012018702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)756579211
  • (Sirsi) a1127673

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