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The Resource Munich 1972 : tragedy, terror, and triumph at the Olympic Games, David Clay Large

Munich 1972 : tragedy, terror, and triumph at the Olympic Games, David Clay Large

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Munich 1972 : tragedy, terror, and triumph at the Olympic Games
Title
Munich 1972
Title remainder
tragedy, terror, and triumph at the Olympic Games
Statement of responsibility
David Clay Large
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Set against the backdrop of the turbulent late 1960s and early 1970s, this compelling book offers the first comprehensive narrative history of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, notorious for the hostage taking by Palestinian terrorists of Jewish athletes and their tragic deaths after a botched rescue mission by German police. Drawing on a wealth of contemporaneous sources, including recently opened files in the German and Olympic archives, eminent historian David Clay Large offers a comprehensive exploration of the 1972 festival. He interweaves the political drama surrounding the Games with the athletic spectacle in the arena of play, itself hardly free of political controversy. Writing with flair and an eye for telling detail, Large brings to life the stories of the indelible characters who epitomized the Games, ranging from the city itself to the visionaries who brought the Games to Munich against all odds to the athletes, obscure and famous alike. With the Olympic movement in constant danger of terrorist disruption, and with the fortieth anniversary of the 1972 tragedy upon us in 2012, the Munich story is more timely than ever"--Provided by publisher
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Large, David Clay
Dewey number
364.152/30943364
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.G32
LC item number
L37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Munaẓẓamat Aylūl al-Aswad
  • Olympic Games
  • Terrorism
  • Athletes
  • Israelis
Label
Munich 1972 : tragedy, terror, and triumph at the Olympic Games, David Clay Large
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-360) and index
Control code
ocn826413759
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 p
Isbn
9780742567399
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)826413759
Label
Munich 1972 : tragedy, terror, and triumph at the Olympic Games, David Clay Large
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-360) and index
Control code
ocn826413759
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 p
Isbn
9780742567399
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)826413759

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