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'A Proper Spectacle' - Women Olympians 1900-1936

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Product description

The women who took part in the Olympics in the early years of the century had to fight to win a place at the Games.

The authors tell the story of the struggle and introduce some of the unforgettable characters who shaped female sporting history. Women like glamorous swimmer Eleanor Holm, who trained on champagne and partied all night before winning races. American fencer Joanna de Tuscan, enticed to audition for the lead in ' Gone With The Wind', who had to flee when a Hollywood mogul invited her to cross swords on his casting couch. German javelin thrower Tilly Fleischer, invited to dine with Hitler. British swimmers Cissie Stewart, Joyce Cooper and Jean McDowell, bound by friendship but locked in fierce competition with each other. And the sad story of sprinter Stella Walsh, who ran as woman but died as a man.

'A Proper Spectacle' reveals the hidden history of the women who competed before the Second World War and celebrates a hundred years of women's Olympic achievement.

There are small creases to the corners of the front and back covers. Otherwise the book is in excellent condition throughout.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Daniels, Stephanie and Tedder, Anita
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First, 2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0953764508
ISBN-13:
9780953764501
Number of pages:
163
Publisher:
ZeNaNA
Title:
'A Proper Spectacle' - Women Olympians 1900-1936

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The women who took part in the Olympics in the early years of the century had to fight to win a place at the Games.

The authors tell the story of the struggle and introduce some of the unforgettable characters who shaped female sporting history. Women like glamorous swimmer Eleanor Holm, who trained on champagne and partied all night before winning races. American fencer Joanna de Tuscan, enticed to audition for the lead in ' Gone With The Wind', who had to flee when a Hollywood mogul invited her to cross swords on his casting couch. German javelin thrower Tilly Fleischer, invited to dine with Hitler. British swimmers Cissie Stewart, Joyce Cooper and Jean McDowell, bound by friendship but locked in fierce competition with each other. And the sad story of sprinter Stella Walsh, who ran as woman but died as a man.

'A Proper Spectacle' reveals the hidden history of the women who competed before the Second World War and celebrates a hundred years of women's Olympic achievement.

There are small creases to the corners of the front and back covers. Otherwise the book is in excellent condition throughout.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Daniels, Stephanie and Tedder, Anita
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First, 2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0953764508
ISBN-13:
9780953764501
Number of pages:
163
Publisher:
ZeNaNA
Title:
'A Proper Spectacle' - Women Olympians 1900-1936

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