Freeze frame : a photographic history of the Winter Olympics

by Macy, Sue.

Format: Print Book 2006
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Summary
This companion volume to the highly acclaimed Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics follows the stunning visual format of the first book to capture the heroics of the Winter Olympics. From the unlikely Jamaican bobsled team to the unforgettable U.S.S.R. vs. U.S.A. hockey clash at Lake Placid, all the legends of great winter sports are recalled, including stars of skiing, bobsledding, ice skating and even snowboarding.The book recounts the triumph and tragedy that has enthralled the world since the Winter Olympics were launched in Chamonix in 1924: from Eric Heiden's 1980 five gold medal haul to the horror of the 1961 plane crash that claimed 18 members of the U.S. figure skating team.Freeze Frame features spectacular photo galleries in addition to a superb map of Winter Olympic sites, an insight into the coverage of new extreme Olympic sports, and a complete Winter Olympic Almanac, which includes quick reference information on each Olympiad.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6-9. Just in time for the 2006 games in Italy comes this lively, heavily illustrated survey of the Winter Olympics, by the author of Higher, Faster, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics0 (2004). Following an introductory section covering the events that led up to the first winter game are chapters centering on the inevitable battles with weather, dramatic sports legends and scandals, and the inclusion of snowboarding and other dangerous, "extreme" events in the competition. A final section offers brief summaries of each Winter Olympics, starting with the 1908 and 1920 winter games. Macy's easy, anecdotal style is both substantive and captivating. There is plenty of information to support reports here, but the fascinating details and the open layouts, filled with color images of athletes through the century, will pull in browsers gearing up for the games. Source information and suggested resources close this timely, handsome offering, which will attract both reluctant and strong readers long past the games' close. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Winter Olympics -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Winter Olympics -- History -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature.
Winter Olympics -- History.
Winter Olympics -- History -- Pictorial works.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic,2006
Language English
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection.
Description 96 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 92-93) and index.
ISBN 0792278879 (hardcover) :
0792278887
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