As New in Very Good jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Type: Hard Back First Printing Hardcover Book AS NEW with a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket very clean with scuffed rear upper corner and light wrinkling of rear upper edge. Very clean and completely unmarked, not price-clipped. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 478 pages Notes and Index. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Simon & Schuster, New York, 2008.
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Very good in very good dust jacket. SIGNED/inscribed by author on title page. 1st edition, 1st printing, complete number line. Slight edgewear to dust jacket. Mildly bumped corners. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 478 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'Into the Story' and 'When Pride Still Mattered'. Where possible, all books come with dust jacket in a protective mylar sleeve, sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in bubble wrap, shipped in a box.
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Fine in Near Fine DJ. The Olympics That Changed the World. 478 pp. 8vo. Sticker to back dj cover, very slight edgewear. Parchment paper dustjacket. Book in excellent condition. Includes a series of b/w photographic plates. Signed by author on title page. Signed.
As New in As New dust jacket. 8vo; xvi, 478,  pages. 1416534075. A most attractive unread first edition/first printing in pictorial boards and endpapers. As New condition in alike dustjacket. SIGNED and dated (October 11 2008) by Pulitzer Prize winning author David Maraniss directly on the title page; Some of the athletes competing in the 1960 Rome Olympics are legendary-decathlete Rafer Johnson, sprinter Wilma Rudolph, and Louisville boxer Cassius Clay at 18 years old, four years before he became Muhammad Ali. But at the dawn of the 1960s change was apparent everywhere. The first doping scandal, the first televised Summer Games, East and West Germans competing as a unified team months before the Berlin Wall. Meticulously researched with Appendix, Notes and comprehensive Index.
Publishers Weekly, 2008-04-21 Overshadowed by more flamboyant or tragic Olympics, the 1960 Rome games were a sociopolitical watershed, argues journalist Maraniss (Clemente) in this colorful retrospective. The games showcased Cold War propaganda ploys as the Soviet Union surged past the U.S. in the medal tally. Steroids and amphetamines started seeping into Olympian bloodstreams. The code of genteel amateurism--one weight-lifter was forbidden to accept free cuts from a meat company--began crumbling in the face of lavish Communist athletic subsidies and under-the-table shoe endorsement deals. And civil rights and anticolonialism became conspicuous themes as charismatic black athletes--supercharged sprinter Wilma Rudolph, brash boxing phenom Cassius Clay, barefoot Ethiopian marathoner Abebe Bikila--grabbed the limelight while the IOC sidestepped the apartheid issue. Still, we're talking about the Olympics, and Maraniss can't help wallowing in the classic tropes: personal rivalries, judging squabbles, come-from-behind victories and inspirational backstories of obstacles overcome (Rudolph wins the gold, having hurdled Jim Crow and childhood polio that left her in leg braces). As usual, these Olympic stories don't quite bear up under the mythic symbolism they're weighted with (with the exception perhaps of Abebe Bikila), but Maraniss provides an intelligent context for his evocative reportage. Photos. (July) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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