The book: “The Treasures of the Olympic Games: An Interactive History of the Olympic Games”
The author: The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland
The publishing info: Carlton Books, 64 pages, $50
Find it: At Barnes & Noble.
The background: We’re a sucker for these kind of things — facsimilies of rare histocial documents from the museum’s archive.
Aside from photographs, there are 20 tangable moments to try to relive, such as a police report detailing the terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics, and a flame bearer’s guide.
Add to that a DVD featuring Jesse Owens and Bob Beamon.
Find even more at the museum’s website: http://www.olympic.org/museum