Books on Olympic History & Analysis
- Boykoff, Jules. Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics. London: Verso Books, 2016.
- Brownell, Susan. Beijing’s Games: What the Olympics Mean to China. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008.
- Goldblatt, David. The Games: A Global History of the Olympics. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2016.
- Guttmann, Allen. The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2002.
- Hayes, Graeme, and John Karamichas, eds. Olympics Games, Mega-Events, and Civil Societies: Globalization, Environment, Resistance. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014.
- Horne, John, and Garry Whannel. Understanding the Olympics. London: Routledge, 2016.
- Lenskyj, Helen. Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics, and Activism. Albany: SUNY Press, 2000.
- Lenskyj, Helen, and Stephen Wagg, eds. The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Mangan, J. A., and Mark Dyreson, eds. Olympic Legacies: Intended and Unintended: Political, Cultural, Economic and Educational. London: Routledge, 2010.
- Preuss, Holger. The Economics of Staging the Olympics: A Comparison of the Games, 1972-2008. Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: E. Elgar, 2004.
- Richards, Anthony, Peter Fussey, and Andrew Silke, eds. Terrorism and the Olympics: Major Event Security and Lessons for the Future. London: Routledge, 2011.
- Schiller, Kay, and Chris Young. The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010.
- Weisbord, Robert G. Racism and the Olympics. New York: Routledge, 2018.
- Young, Kevin, and Kevin B. Wamsley, eds. Global Olympics: Historical and Sociological Studies of the Modern Games. 1st ed. Research in the Sociology of Sport, v. 3. Amsterdam; New York: Elsevier JAI, 2008.
- Zimbalist, Andrew. Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2016.
Books on Urban History in Atlanta and the Southern U.S.
- Allen, Frederick. Atlanta Rising: The Invention of an International City 1946-1996. Atlanta: Longstreet Press, 1996.
- Applebome, Peter. Dixie Rising: How the South Is Shaping American Values, Politics, and Culture. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1997.
- Bayor, Ronald H. Race and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Atlanta. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.
- Hobson, Maurice J. The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
- Keating, Larry. Atlanta: Race, Class and Urban Expansion. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010.
- Kruse, Kevin M. White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013.
- Lassiter, Matthew D. The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013.
- Nickerson, Michelle, and Darren Dochuk. Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Space, Place, and Region. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
- Rutheiser, Charles. Imagineering Atlanta: The Politics of Place in the City of Dreams. New York: Verso, 1996.
Selected Books and Readings Organized by Subject Matter
Arts & Culture
- Burnosky, Robin L. “The History of the Arts in the Olympic Games,” American University, Thesis Collection, December 8, 1994.
- Duncan, Sally Anne. “Souls Grown Deep and the Cultural Politics of the Atlanta Olympics.” Radical History Review 98 (May 2007): 97-118.
- Garcia, Beatriz. “One Hundred Years of Cultural Programming within the Olympic Games (1912–2012): Origins, Evolution and Projections.” International Journal of Cultural Policy 14, no. 4 (November 2008): 361–76.
- Ward, Stephen W. Selling Places: The Marketing and Promotion of Towns and Cities, 1850-2020. London: Taylor & Francis, 2013.
- Gold, John R. and Margaret M. Gold. “Olympic Cities: Regeneration, City Branding and Changing Urban Agendas.” Geography Compass 2/1 (2008): 300-318.
- Brittain, Ian. The Paralympic Games Explained. London: Routledge, 2016.
- Smith, Brett and Andrea Bundon. “Disability Models: Explaining and Understanding Disability Sport in Different Ways.” The Palgrave Handbook of Disability Studies. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
- The Triumph of the Human Spirit. Oakville, Ontario: Disability Today Publishing Group, 2017.
- Baade, Robert A., and Victor A. Matheson. “Going for the Gold: The Economics of the Olympics.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 30, no. 2 (May 2016): 201–18.
- Hotchkiss, Julie L., Robert E. Moore, and Fernando Rios-Avila. “Reevaluation of the Employment Impact of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.” Southern Economic Journal (2014).
- Porter, Philip K., and Deborah Fletcher. “The Economic Impact of the Olympic Games: Ex Ante Predictions and Ex Poste Reality.” Journal of Sport Management 22, no. 4 (July 1, 2008): 470–86.
- United States General Accounting Office. “Olympic Games: Federal Government Provides Significant Funding and Support.” September 2000.
Gender & LGBTQIA Studies
- Elsas, Louis J, Arne Ljungqvist, Malcolm A Ferguson-Smith, Myron Genel, Alison S Carlson, and Anke A Ehrhardt. “Gender Verification of Female Athletes.” Genetics in Medicine 2 (2000): 249-254.
- Hussain, Pat, and Jon-Ivan Weaver. Olympics Out of Cobb: Spiked! Atlanta: Hussain/Weaver, 1997.
- Padawer, Ruth. “The Humiliating Practice of Sex-Testing Female Athletes.” The New York Times, January 20, 2018.
- Simpson, J.L., Ljungqvist, A., de la Chapelle, A. et al. “Gender Verification in Competitive Sports.” Sports Medicine 16 (1993): 305–315.
- Abbate, Janet. Inventing the Internet. Charlesbourg, Quebec: Braille Jymico, Inc. 2003.
- Hamel, Gary. “Waking Up IBM: How a Gang of Unlikely Rebels Transformed Big Blue.” Harvard Business Review (2000).
- IBM Corporation. “Olympic Caliber Computing.” International Technical Support Organization, San Jose, California. February 1997.
- Wladawsky-Berger, Irving. “Memories from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.” BLOG, August 20, 2012.
- Alexander, Kent and Kevin Salwen. The Suspect: An Olympic Bombing, the FBI, the Media, and Richard Jewell, the Man Caught in the Middle. London: Hodder Paperback, 2020.
- Gage, Beverly. “Terrorism and the American Experience: A State of the Field.” The Journal of American History 106 (June 2011): 73-94.
- Songy, Anne L. “Framing Jewell: A Discourse Analysis of Newspaper Coverage in the Aftermath of the Atlanta Olympics Bombing and Discussion of Legal and Ethical Standards for Such Practices.” Louisiana State University Master’s Theses Collection. 588.
- Cisneros, Henry and Lora Engdahl. From Despair to Hope: Hope VI and the New Promise of Public Housing in America’s Cities. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2009.
- Diedrick, Kate, and Christopher A. Le Dantec. “Atlanta’s Westside Residents Challenge the Rules of Sport Mega-Development.” Third World Thematics 2, no. 1 (2017): 54–68.
- French, Steven P., and Mike E. Disher. “Atlanta and the Olympics: A One-Year Retrospective.” Journal of the American Planning Association 63, no. 3 (1997): 379–92.
- Gustafson, Seth. “Displacement and the Racial State in Olympic Atlanta 1990–1996.” Southeastern Geographer 53, no. 2 (2013): 198–213.
- Keating, Larry. “Redeveloping Public Housing.” Journal of the American Planning Association 66, no. 4 (2000): 384–97.
- Keating, Larry, and Carol A. Flores. “Sixty and Out: Techwood Homes Transformed by Enemies and Friends.” Journal of Urban History 26, no. 3 (2000): 275–311.
- Lands, LeeAnn. “Emmaus House and Atlanta’s Anti-Poverty Movements.” Atlanta Studies April 28, 2015.
- Quesenberry, Preston. “The Disposable Olympics Meets the City of Hype.” Southern Changes 18, no. 2 (1996).
- Vale, Lawrence, and Annemarie Gray. “The Displacement Decathlon.” Places Journal, April 15, 2013.
Journalism and Reports from the Era
- Forgey, Benjamin. “Atlanta’s Claim to Flame: Art Spans the Gap between Visions and Reality.” The Washington Post, July 13, 1996.
- Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine 73, no. 1 (1996).
- Huey, John. “The Atlanta Game Against All Odds: This Sunbelt Hustler Snagged the Olympics by Selling Itself as a Third World City and the Biggest Lie It Ever Told Turns Out to be True.” Fortune. July 22, 1996.
- Lewis, Peter H. “I.B.M. Seeks Its Footing After Atlanta Stumble.” The New York Times, July 29, 1996.
- Longman, Jere. “Olympics: One Year to Atlanta 1996; A Lot of Optimism but Hurdles to Leap.” The New York Times, July 19, 1995.
- Napoli, Lisa. “CyberTimes Olympics Coverage.” The New York Time on the Web. 1996.
- Research Atlanta, Inc. “The Olympic Legacy: Building on what Was Achieved.” (October 1996). GSU Digital Collections.
- Weisman, Steven R. “Atlanta Selected Over Athens for 1996 Olympics.” The New York Times, September 19, 1990.
Learning Objectives of Atlanta History Center’s exhibition: Atlanta ’96. Shaping an Olympic and Paralympic City.