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Gordon, Harry

Harry Gordon is well known as a journalist, newspaper editor and author. He was editor of the Melbourne “Sun” for give years, and later editor-in-chief- of both “Herald and Weekly Times” and Queensland Newspapers and chairman of Australian Associated Press. He is the only journalist to have covered every Olympic games since Helsinki in 1952, and was the major Olympics feature writer for the “Australian” for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He is the author of “Australia and the Olympic Games” (UQP, 1994).
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From Athens with Pride

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From Athens With Pride chronicles Australia’s Olympic journey, from the first Summer Games in Athens in 1896 to the Winter Games in Sochi in 2014


The Time Of Our Lives: Inside The Sydney Olympics

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Following on from the ground-breaking Australia and the Olympic Games (1994), this engrossing account of the dramatic lead-up to and amazing success of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games is a must-read for every Australian. Veteran journalist and official Olympic historian Harry Gordon has gone behind the scenes and interviewed all the major figures behind the Sydney Olympics – in SOCOG, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), the New South Wales. With the exclusive and official backing of the AOC, this book is one of a kind. No other book on the Sydney Olympics will ever reveal so much of the excitement, the secrets and the intrigue. Illustrated with over 130 b&w and colour images, and including forewords by Cathy Freeman and Ian Thorpe and a preface by John Coates (the president of the AOC), this is a once-in-a-lifetime book. This was The Time of Our Lives.


Voyage From Shame

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Voyage From Shame tells the stories of the Australians who died and their families, and examines the emotional transition - from overwhelming shame to a sense of pride - that many former Japanese prisoners have undergone. In doing so, it makes a contribution to history, to understanding, and to reconciliation.