Randall, a talented but disenchanted editor at Dawn Books, the moribund limb of the Dawn Magazine media empire, has arrived at a pivotal moment in his professional life. On the one hand is the possibility of his becoming series editor of Conspiracy!, a job for which Randall, now middle-aged, would have run naked through the streets.On the other…
Later in the book the focus turns to the Winter Olympics and the 1968 Games in Grenoble, France. Broadcast for the first time in colour, the 1968 Games saw East and West Germany compete as separate nations for the first time. The book profiles stars of Grenoble like gold-medal winning figure skater Peggy Fleming, who sparked a surge in interest in skating; the dashing Frenchman Jean-Claude Killy, who took three gold medals in skiing; and an elfin skier from Canada named Nancy Greene who won gold and silver and became an instant icon in her country.
Juan Antonio Samaranch, former President of the International Olympic Committee, called The Olympic Century, 'The most comprehensive history of the Olympic games ever published'.