With the 2012 Summer Olympic Games currently going on in London, now is an excellent time to look back on the history of the Olympics. Here are some titles that highlight great moments in Olympic history.
- Dream Team by Jack McCallum
Dream Team tells the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team that captivated the world, kindled hoop dreams, and remade the NBA into a global sensation.
- No Limits: The Will to Succeed by Michael Phelps
Autobiography by US swimming sensation Michael Phelps, who has more gold medals (currently 14) than any other Olympic athlete in history.
- Rome, 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World by David Maraniss
The 1960 Summer Games in Rome was the first commercially televised Summer Game and included athletes like 18-year old boxer Cassius Clay (four years before he became Muhammad Ali), track star Wilma Rudolph, and decathlete Rafer Johnson. Maraniss describes the athletes and the competitions of the 1960 Games, as well as the historical backdrop in which they took place.
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Enjoy the Summer Games and go Team USA!