The essential resource for the Tokyo Winter Games, this book includes complete, detailed listings of the athletes for 1998 and rules for every event, plus stats, scores and the most dramatic stories from Olympic history. 35 photos.
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David Wallechinsky is a compulsive listmaker. He first turned his eye to the Olympics in 1984, and has been updating his efforts ever since. This edition of The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics is a perfect companion to watching the games. Packed with results of every event ever contested, it adds just enough history, observation, and insight to assure another gold-medal performance. The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics 1998 is a bravura exercise in both the trivial and the pursuit of excellence.About the Author:
David Wallechinsky, renowned Olympic historian, is NBC's radio commentator on the Olympics and the author of many best-selling reference books, including The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics, The People's Almanac Presents the 20th Century and The Book of Lists. He also has written for the New York Times Magazine and Parade. He currently splits his time between Santa Monica, California, and the south of France.
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Book Description Overlook Books, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0879518189