Rome 1960 by David Maraniss
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Rome 1960 Summary
They were the first televised Olympics. The first doping scandal occurred there. Civil rights was an enormous issue, with black athletes emerging as super-stars and gold-medal winners. Women athletes were emerging into the world spotlight for the first time.
Rome 1960 Reviews
"As usual, these Olympic stories don't quite bear up under the mythic symbolism they're weighted with...but Maraniss provides an intelligent context for his evocative reportage." - Publishers Weekly.
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David Maraniss Author Biography
David Maraniss is an associate
editor at The Washington Post and the author of several critically
acclaimed and bestselling books, including When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince
Lombardi, First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton, They Marched
Into Sunlight War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967, and
Clemente The Passion and Grace of Baseballs Last Hero. He is also the
author of The Clinton Enigma and coauthor of The Prince of
Tennessee: Al Gore Meets His Fate and "Tell Newt to Shut Up!"
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