Great Moments in the Olympics

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World Almanac Library, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Recounts ten high points in the history of the Olympics, including Jesse Owens winning four gold medals against the Nazis, Nadia Comaneci receiving perfects scores in gymnastics in 1976, and Eric Heiden's performance at the 1980 Winter games.

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Formerly an editor at the educational publisher 'Weekly Reader', Michael Burgan has been a freelance writer for 17 years. He has written more than 250 books for children and young adults, specializing in U.S. history, geography, and biographies of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Burgan has won several awards for his writing, and his plays for adult audiences have been staged across the United States. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in history. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his cat Callie.

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