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America's first Olympics [electronic resource] : the St. Louis games of 1904 / George R. Matthews.

By: Matthews, George R, 1950-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Sports and American culture series: Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (ix, 242 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0826264751 (electronic bk.); 9780826264756 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Olympic Games (3rd : 1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.) | SPORTS & RECREATION -- OlympicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: America's first Olympics.DDC classification: 796.48 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
A tale of two cities -- The ghost of Plato -- Transfer accepted -- St. Louis Olympian games -- Place in history.
Summary: "Explores the history of the 1904 Olympics, held in St. Louis, Missouri, which featured first-time African American Olympians, a controversial marathon, and documentation by photojournalist Jessie Tarbox Beals. Examines the controversy surrounding the transfer of the games from Chicago to St. Louis"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-229) and index.

A tale of two cities -- The ghost of Plato -- Transfer accepted -- St. Louis Olympian games -- Place in history.

"Explores the history of the 1904 Olympics, held in St. Louis, Missouri, which featured first-time African American Olympians, a controversial marathon, and documentation by photojournalist Jessie Tarbox Beals. Examines the controversy surrounding the transfer of the games from Chicago to St. Louis"--Provided by publisher.

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