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***Freeze Frame

A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics

by Sue Macy

foreword by Peggy Fleming

Reviewed March 5, 2006.
National Geographic, Washington, D. C., 2006.  96 pages.

Available at Sembach Library (J 796.98 MAC).

This book is exactly what the subtitle says, a history of the Winter Olympics that’s full of photographs.  It highlights record breakers and notable events of the games, and gives the reader a feel of the contests over the years.

I would have liked a listing of the more than eighty different events, with explanations of things like curling.  But the book did give charts and information such as where each Winter Olympics were held, the number of nations involved, the number of events, and the number of athletes competing.  It told about youngest and oldest medal winners, as well as athletes who won medals at both the Winter Olympics and the Summer Olympics.

Of course this book is timely, perfect for finding out more about the Winter Olympics.

Copyright © 2006 Sondra Eklund.  All rights reserved.

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