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The Resource Something in the air : American passion and defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Richard Hoffer

Something in the air : American passion and defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Richard Hoffer

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Something in the air : American passion and defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics
Title
Something in the air
Title remainder
American passion and defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics
Statement of responsibility
Richard Hoffer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A narrative series of portraits traces the stories of the athletes who competed in Mexico City's 1968 Olympics and shows how period politics and racial tensions influenced the games
Summary
A narrative series of portraits traces the stories of the athletes who competed in Mexico City's 1968 Olympics and shows how period politics and racial tensions influenced the games
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
336881
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.48
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV722 1968
LC item number
.H64 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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American passion and defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics
Label
Something in the air : American passion and defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Richard Hoffer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roads to glory: dogs on ice, a third-string end, and Robin Hood -- 1968: tanks on the streets, dead on a balcony, and Audie Murphy -- Speed city: pineapple upside-down cake, "tutti frutti," and Jack Daniels -- Countdown to Mexico: lymphocytes, zip guns, and ROTC -- Boycott: Hells Angels, a petrified pig, and more Ralph Henry Barbour -- A desperate innovation: rolls, straddles, and an airborne seizure -- The trials: spondylolisthesis, brush spikes, and a brutal stomping -- Denver: the anarchists' convention, a vote for Nixon, and a cold chill -- Mexico City: thin air, fresh paint, and shots in the night -- Opening ceremony: flag dipping, a family feud, and 6,300 pigeons -- And they're off: a grisly tableau, pinochle, and a guided missile launch -- Protest: licorice hammers, tommie jets, and black gloves -- Harder and higher: the little stinker, Beauty and the Beast, and Hollywood agents -- Aftershocks: pimped-out socks, a mutation performance, and sparks under his feet -- Monday: a grunion hunt, a crying tigerbelle, and a jig for joy -- Week two: a cuddlesome junior, a ragtag bunch, and a blonde in a beehive -- Pappy's boys: rateros, various Sarges, and a lucky picture of a pretty girl -- Going home: Boy Scouts, psychedelic mileage, and a black bra
Control code
5533609
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Free Press hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 258 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781416588948
Lccn
2009009045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn312097099
  • (OCoLC)312097099
Label
Something in the air : American passion and defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Richard Hoffer
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roads to glory: dogs on ice, a third-string end, and Robin Hood -- 1968: tanks on the streets, dead on a balcony, and Audie Murphy -- Speed city: pineapple upside-down cake, "tutti frutti," and Jack Daniels -- Countdown to Mexico: lymphocytes, zip guns, and ROTC -- Boycott: Hells Angels, a petrified pig, and more Ralph Henry Barbour -- A desperate innovation: rolls, straddles, and an airborne seizure -- The trials: spondylolisthesis, brush spikes, and a brutal stomping -- Denver: the anarchists' convention, a vote for Nixon, and a cold chill -- Mexico City: thin air, fresh paint, and shots in the night -- Opening ceremony: flag dipping, a family feud, and 6,300 pigeons -- And they're off: a grisly tableau, pinochle, and a guided missile launch -- Protest: licorice hammers, tommie jets, and black gloves -- Harder and higher: the little stinker, Beauty and the Beast, and Hollywood agents -- Aftershocks: pimped-out socks, a mutation performance, and sparks under his feet -- Monday: a grunion hunt, a crying tigerbelle, and a jig for joy -- Week two: a cuddlesome junior, a ragtag bunch, and a blonde in a beehive -- Pappy's boys: rateros, various Sarges, and a lucky picture of a pretty girl -- Going home: Boy Scouts, psychedelic mileage, and a black bra
Control code
5533609
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Free Press hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 258 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781416588948
Lccn
2009009045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn312097099
  • (OCoLC)312097099

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