The 1908 Olympics

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SportsBooks, 2008 - Athletes - 182 pages
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Details the first London Olympics when the Games were awarded to the UK after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1906 stopped them going to Rome, as funds for building Olympic facilities were diverted to Naples to help rebuild the city. Author Keith Baker concentrates on the important controversies, especially those with the Americans, notably the 400m, the Tug of War and the Marathon. He also highlights the lives of some of the great competitors and personalities who made the event unique. Will appeal to all serious sports fans as well as British history students.

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About the author (2008)

Keith Baker has written and illustrated many acclaimed picture books for young children, including "My Octopus Arms"; the "New York Times "bestselling "LMNO Peas"; "1-2-3 Peas"; "Little Green Peas";" No Two Alike"; "Big Fat Hen"; "Who Is the Beast?"; and "Potato Joe". He lives in Seattle, and you can visit him at

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