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The Resource Rome 1960 : the Olympics that changed the world, David Maraniss

Rome 1960 : the Olympics that changed the world, David Maraniss

Label
Rome 1960 : the Olympics that changed the world
Title
Rome 1960
Title remainder
the Olympics that changed the world
Statement of responsibility
David Maraniss
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Author Maraniss weaves sports, politics, and history into a tour de force about the 1960 Olympics. Along with the unforgettable characters and dramatic contests, there was a deeper meaning to those days at the dawn of the sixties. Change was everywhere. Old-boy notions of Olympic amateurism were crumbling. Rome saw the first doping scandal, the first commercially televised Summer Games, the first athlete paid for wearing a certain brand. In the heat of the Cold War, the city teemed with spies and rumors of defections, and every move was judged for propaganda value. While East and West Germans competed as a unified team, less than a year before the Berlin Wall, there was a dispute over the two Chinas. Fourteen nations were being born in sub-Saharan Africa. There was increasing pressure to provide equal rights for blacks and women. The world as we know it was coming into view.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.48
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV722 1960
LC item number
.M37 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Rome 1960 : the Olympics that changed the world, David Maraniss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 436-460) and index
Contents
All the way to Moscow -- All roads to Rome -- No monarch ever held sway -- May the best man win -- Out of the shadows -- Heat -- Quicker than the eye -- Upside down -- Track & field news -- Black Thursday -- Interlude : descending with gratitude -- The wind at her back -- Liberation -- The Russians are coming -- The greatest -- The last laps -- New worlds -- The soft life -- "Successful completion of the job" -- A thousand sentinels -- "The world is stirring"
Control code
ocn214066042
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xiii, 478 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781416534082
Lccn
2008013013
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)214066042
Label
Rome 1960 : the Olympics that changed the world, David Maraniss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 436-460) and index
Contents
All the way to Moscow -- All roads to Rome -- No monarch ever held sway -- May the best man win -- Out of the shadows -- Heat -- Quicker than the eye -- Upside down -- Track & field news -- Black Thursday -- Interlude : descending with gratitude -- The wind at her back -- Liberation -- The Russians are coming -- The greatest -- The last laps -- New worlds -- The soft life -- "Successful completion of the job" -- A thousand sentinels -- "The world is stirring"
Control code
ocn214066042
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xiii, 478 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781416534082
Lccn
2008013013
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)214066042

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