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Rome 1960 the Olympics That Changed the World, Maraniss, David
1 Maraniss, David Rome 1960 the Olympics That Changed the World
David Maraniss draws compelling portraits of the athletes competing in Rome, including some of the most honored in Olympic history; decathlete Rafer Johnson, sprinter Wilma Rudolph, Ethiopian marathoner Abebe Bikila, and Louisville boxer Cassius Clay, who at eighteen seized the world stage for the first time, four years before he becam Muhammad Ali. There was a deeper meaning to those late-summer days at the dawn of the sixties. Rome saw the first doping scandal, the first commercially televised Summer Games, the first athlete paid for wearing a certain brand of shoes. Old-boy notions of Olympic amateurism were crumbling. In the heat of the cold war, the city teemed with spies and rumors of defection. Fourteen nations were in the process of being born and there was increasing pressure to provide equal rights for blacks and women as they emerged from generations of discrimination. Revealed here is the rich palate of character, competition, and meaning that gave Rome 1960 its singular essence. The dust jacket is translucent. Includes an appendix, notes, and index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Charles Scribner's Sons
New York, NY, 2008, First Edition
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Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival, Miletich, Leo N.
2 Miletich, Leo N. Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival
089096615X / 9780890966150; This book is your ringside seat to the wildest, craziest, most unbelievable sequence of events in the history of boxing - a colossal clash of giant egos, pulpit-pounding preachers, grandstanding politicians, and indomitable lawmen that reverberated from the marble halls of Congress to the muddy banks of the Rio Grande. And its all absolutely true. The year was 1895, and Dallas gambler Dan Stuart had a modest idea: Promote a boxing carnival featuring a match for the heavyweight championship of the world. It threatened to become the Fiasco of the Century. This richly detailed epic of a fight and hard punching political and religious turmoil surrounding it will entertain not only sports fans but all who appreciate a well-told tale. Includes notes, a bibliography, and an index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Texas A & M Univ Pr
College Station, Texas, U. S. A., 1994, Stated First Edition
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