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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

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Rome 1960 : the Olympics that changed the world
Title
Rome 1960
Title remainder
the Olympics that changed the world
Statement of responsibility
David Maraniss
Title variation
Rome nineteen-sixty
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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
Summary
Maranisss offers an account of the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, revealing the competition's unexpected influence on the modern world, in a narrative synopsis that evaluates the roles of Cold War propaganda, civil rights, and politics
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258263
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Maraniss, David
Dewey number
796.48
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Olympic Games
  • Olympics
  • Olympics
  • Cold War
Target audience
adult
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the Olympics that changed the world
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Rome 1960 : the Olympics that changed the world, David Maraniss
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 436-460) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
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
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 436-460) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
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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