Modern Olympics A Struggle for Revival

ISBN-10: 0801853745
ISBN-13: 9780801853746
Authors: David C. Young
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According to most accounts, the man solely responsible for reviving the modern Olympic Games was Baron Pierre de Coubertin. Now, in The Modern Olympics, David C. Young challenges this view, revealing that Coubertin was only the last and most successful of many contributors to the dream of the modern Olympics. Based on thirteen years of research in previously neglected documents, Young reconstructs the fascinating and almost unknown history of the Olympic revival movement in the nineteenth century, including two long-forgotten Olympiads -- one in London in 1866 and another in Athens in 1870. He traces the idea for the modern Olympics back to an obscure Greek poet in 1833 and follows the…    

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#60;p#62;David C. Young, PhD, is HPC Computational Specialist for Computer Sciences Corp., under contract to the Alabama Supercomputer Authority, where he heads user and application support for research and educational activities. Dr. Young has extensive experience in designing drugs and writing drug design software. He is the author of Computational Chemistry: A Practical Guide for Applying Techniques to Real World Problems, also published by Wiley.#60;/p#62;


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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press Number of pages: 272 Dimensions: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall Weight: 1.188 lbs. Language: English