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
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
Title
Rome 1960
Creator
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
Subject
Genre
Writing style
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Cataloging source
DLC
Citation source
  • Bklst 06/01/2008
  • LJ 06/15/2008
  • PW 04/21/2008
  • Kirkus 05/15/2008
  • NYT Bk 07/20/2008
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
Target audience
adult
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Rome 1960 : the Olympics that changed the world, David Maraniss
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 436-460) and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
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Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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Control code
20550845
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xiii, 478 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781416534075
Lccn
2008013013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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System control number
  • (DLC)31096
  • 2008013013

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