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Freeze Frame: A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics

by Sue Macy

Published by National Geographic, 2006
96 pages
ISBN: 0792278887

Age 9 and older

Just in time for the Winter Olympics comes Sue Macy’s dynamic look at the history of the winter games. Macy begins by chronicling how the Winter Olympics came to be—they were given a test run in 1924 before the International Olympic Committee finally committed to the idea of regular winter Olympic competitions. Subsequent chapters look at organizational challenges such as the ever-fickle and unpredictable weather (temperatures soared from 0 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit on one day during ski competition in 1928) and some of the memorable individuals and moments throughout Winter Olympic history.They are compelling stories of heroes—and the occasional villain—both in the competition and behind the scenes. Dozens of dazzling photographs from throughout Winter Olympic history are featured throughout this engaging volume that includes sources, an index and a bibliography for further reading. (MS) ©2006 Cooperative Children’s Book Center

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