Questia Reading Room: Let the Olympics inspire you!

Maybe you’re in the Olympic spirit, maybe you’re not. I have to admit the Rio Games have been quite exciting to watch!

Learn more about the Olympics and its history. (Credit: Verge Campus)

Learn more about the Olympics and its history. (Credit: Verge Campus)

But if you’d like to get in the Olympic spirit then check out our next set of books, which are all Olympic-inspired – and FREE for the next month!

The Olympics and Philosophy. Heather L. Reid, Michael W. Austin. The Olympics and Philosophy. Lexington, KY, 2012. Questia. Web. 17 August 2016.

Olympic Marathon: A Centennial History of the Games' Most Storied Race. Charlie Lovett. Olympic Marathon: A Centennial History of the Games’ Most Storied Race. Westport, CT, 1997. Questia. Web. 17 August 2016.

Olympic Dreams: The Impact of Mega-Events on Local Politics. Matthew J. Burbank, Gregory D. Andranovich, Charles H. Heying. Olympic Dreams: The Impact of Mega-Events on Local Politics. Boulder, CO, 2001. Questia. Web. 17 August 2016.

Post-Olympism? Questioning Sport in the Twenty-First Century. Mette Krogh Christensen, John Bale. Post-Olympism? Questioning Sport in the Twenty-First Century. Oxford, England, 2004. Questia. Web. 17 August 2016.

Sport, Revolution and the Beijing Olympics. Grant Jarvie, Dong-Jhy Hwang, Mel Brennan. Sport, Revolution and the Beijing Olympics. New York, 2008. Questia. Web. 17 August 2016.

The Political Olympics: Moscow, Afghanistan, and the 1980 U.S. Boycott. Derick L. Hulme Jr. The Political Olympics: Moscow, Afghanistan, and the 1980 U.S. Boycott. New York, 1990. Questia. Web. 17 August 2016.

America's First Olympics: The St. Louis Games of 1904. George R. Matthews. America’s First Olympics: The St. Louis Games of 1904. Columbia, MO, 2005. Questia. Web. 17 August 2016.

The Smell of Sweat: Greek Athletics, Olympics, and Culture. Wm. Blake Tyrrell. The Smell of Sweat: Greek Athletics, Olympics, and Culture. Wauconda, IL, 2004. Questia. Web. 17 August 2016.

Activism and the Olympics: Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London. Jules Boykoff. Activism and the Olympics: Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London. New Brunswick, NJ, 2014. Questia. Web. 17 August 2016.

The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany. Kay Schiller, Christopher Young. The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany. Berkeley, CA, 2010. Questia. Web. 17 August 2016.

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