- File Size: 1427 KB
- Print Length: 114 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 8, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008IYC46I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #924,912 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Inside the 2012 London Olympic Games (Inside the Olympic Games) Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
Now as a husband and father, he enjoys sharing his love of sports with his family and friends through his classes and teaching experiences. As a martial arts instructor, he works tirelessly to instill a love for sports in his students, all while encouraging them to hang out in front of the television each time the Olympic Games are held.
Top Customer Reviews
Even though this is one of the cheapest books on the 2012 Olympics, I find that I am almost asking for my money back. However, I do not return used items.
It seems to be no more than a faulty compilation from various web sites. Does Wikipedia get percentages from the sales, I wonder. When I find there are errors in a book that I can spot, I start to wonder about the rest of the content that I might not be so knowledgeable about.
Examples of the errors:
Apparently, according the author Marc Jenner, there were no Summer Olympics from 1916 to 1948. I wonder what Antwerp (1920), Amsterdam (1928), Los Angeles (1932) and Berlin (1936) would say to that?
"With the cancellation of the 1916 games due to World War I, the Summer Olympics did not make a reappearance until 1948."
Also, in his list of 'Athletic Events' for the 2012 Olympics Games, Handball is missing. How difficult can it be to copy something like that correctly? There are several sources to chose from.
In my book you shouldn't waste your money on this, but instead buy a real book (perhaps "How to Watch the Olympics: The Essential Guide to the Rules, Statistics, Heroes, and Zeroes of Every Sport"*) - or buy the MagBook "Ultimate 2012 Olympic Guide", which will tell you more about the history of the modern Olympics, each sport and why you might want to watch it, and more. Of course, this would mean actually paying the author a decent price for their work. Both are available in print and digital (the latter 'book' as an app in iTunes).
To me, this is a rank amateur author wanting to make a few bucks off a big event. If you have to waste your money, I suggest you waste it on something else.
*) I haven't read this book yet, but skimmed its segments. Picking it up to read properly after writing this review.