Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World

Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World

by David Maraniss

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ISBN-13: 9781410408518
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/28/2008
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 725
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

David Maraniss, an associate editor at The Washington Post, is the author of critically acclaimed best-selling books on Bill Clinton, Vince Lombardi, Vietnam and the sixties, Roberto Clemente, and the 1960 Rome Olympics. He won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Clinton, was part of a Post team that won the 2007 Pulitzer for coverage of the Virginia Tech tragedy, and has been a Pulitzer finalist three other times, including in the nonfiction history category for They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967. Maraniss is a fellow of the Society of American Historians and a member of Biographers International Organization. He lives in Washington, D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife, Linda. They have two grown children and three granddaughters.

Hometown:

Washington, D.C., and Madison, Wisconsin

Date of Birth:

August 6, 1949

Place of Birth:

Detroit, Michigan

Education:

University of Wisconsin

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Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
HHS-Staff on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It tells the story of the 1960 Olympics. It focuses on Wilma Rudolph, Cassius Clay, and Rafer Johnson. These athletes and others are portrayed during the Olympics as the times are changing from a more innocent time, to a time affected by the Cold War and the social changes that the 1960s are bringing, not only to the US, but also the world. Very good read.Reviewed by:Stewart JohnsonSocial Studies Teacher
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