I bought this book during the 2011 Christmas giveaway when there were 12 days of Kindle book offers. The book itself is very good; informative, thorough and moves at a very good pace (at least until the last couple of chapters) and extremely pertinent in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics.
My only quibble would be that the conversion of this book into Kindle format is absolutely appalling.
The book begins with several pages of text which relate to particular photographs of the people and places in question. However the Kindle edition includes none of these actual photographs so this is at best annoying and at worst shows incredible disregard for the reading experience of someone using the Kindle. Then throughout the text there occur typos of the most basic sort and also editing instructions that have not been removed (eg. 'Delete New Paragraph'). It is as though the publisher has handed over a Word style document with no proof-reading whatsoever.
This is one of several Kindle books I have read recently with sections and photographs missing, poor use of postscript and visible editing - two others of note are The Times newspaper and Stuart Lee's recent Comedy Biography. Amazon needs to ensure that books that have Kindle editions are suitably adapted for the device and not just copied across for a quick profit at the readers expense.