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The First London Olympics: 1908

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Description for The First London Olympics: 1908 Paperback. A nostalgic journey back to the first London Olympics of 1908 - an amusing and thought-provoking contrast to the forthcoming London Olympics of 2012 Num Pages: 288 pages, Integrated illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKESL; 3JJC; HBT; WSBB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 214 x 136 x 21. Weight in Grams: 314.
In the summer that saw the first successful flight of the Zeppelin, a 140 acre site of scrubland in West London was transformed into the White City, which housed the 1908 Franco-British Exhibition - and a state-of-the-art stadium built to house the first London Olympics. The Olympics were organised by volunteers in just 18 months and at a fraction of the cost of the modern Olympics and yet, just as today, the sport was overshadowed by doping scandals and caused international uproar. The ferocious competitiveness of a US team dominated by New York Irish Americans led to a ... Read more

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Little, Brown Book Group United Kingdom
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About Rebecca Jenkins
Rebecca Jenkins is a cultural historian, novelist and biographer. She is the author of a biography of Fanny Kemble, the nineteenth-century actress and celebrity. Rebecca lives in Durham.

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A richly illustrated and often poignant look back
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