Book Club

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Every year we read several books related to the Olympic and Paralympic movements. Led by Book Club Claire, we explore the athletes, sports, and history of the Games! If you have a suggestion for a book we should read, let us know

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Cover of "If Gold Is Our Destiny" by Sean P. Murray.

If Gold Is Our Destiny: How a Team of Mavericks Came Together for Olympic Glory

By Sean P. Murray

Past Selections

cover of Speed Kings by Andy Bull

Speed Kings: The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World

By Andy Bull

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Book cover for "The Dirtiest Race in History" by Richard Moore.

The Dirtiest Race in History: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the 1988 Olympic 100m Final

By Richard Moore

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Cover of The Hard Parts: A Memoir of Courage and Triumph by Oksana Masters

The Hard Parts: A Memoir of Courage and Triumph

By Oksana Masters

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Cover of Inaugural Ballers: The True Story of the First US Women’s Olympic Basketball Team by Andrew Maraniss

Inaugural Ballers: The True Story of the First Us Women’s Olympic Basketball Team

By Andrew Maraniss

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Cover of Snowball’s Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley & Lake Tahoe by David C. Antonucci

Snowball’s Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley & Lake Tahoe

By David C. Antonucci

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Cover of Abdi's World: The Black Cactus on Life, Running, and Fun by Abdi Abdirahman with Myles Schrag

Abdi’s World: The Black Cactus on Life, Running, and Fun

By Abdi Abdirahman with Myles Schrag

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Cover of Driven to Ride: The True Story of an Elite Athlete Who Rebuilt His Leg, His Life, and His Career by Mike Schultz

Driven to Ride: The True Story of an Elite Athlete Who Rebuilt His Leg, His Life, and His Career

By Mike Schultz

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Cover of Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games by Tom Caraccioli and Jerry Caraccioli

Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games

By Tom Caraccioli and Jerry Caraccioli

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Cover of Off Balance by Dominique Moceanu with Paul and Teri Williams

Off Balance

By Dominique Moceanu with Paul and Teri Williams

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Cover of Sevens Heaven: The Beautiful Chaos of Fiji's Olympic Dream by Ben Ryan

Sevens Heaven: The Beautiful Chaos of Fiji’s Olympic Dream

By Ben Ryan

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Cover of Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness, and the quest for Olympic Gold by Mark Schultz with David Thomas

Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness, and the quest for Olympic Gold

By Mark Schultz with David Thomas

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Cover of World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women’s Cross-Country Ski Team by Peggy Shinn

World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women’s Cross-Country Ski Team

By Peggy Shinn

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