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Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by David Maraniss

Amazon Best of the Month, July 2008: Armed with the same engaging narrative found inClementeandWhen Pride Still Mattered, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss chronicles the triumphs, tragedies, and treacheries of "the Olympics that changed the … see full wiki

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Author: David Maraniss
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
2 reviews about Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the...
review by . October 04, 2009
David Maraniss is an associate editor at the Washington Post and a 1993 and 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winner. He is not only a very good writer, but also a very entertaining one. He tells the tale of the 1960 Olympics in Rome just fifteen years after the Italians lost the Second World War, when the Italians were hiding the remains of their fascist regime from the hundreds of thousands of spectators who came to Italy to view the games.   This was a time when the US and the Soviets were fighting …
review by . August 17, 2008
I am not particularly fond, overall, of sports literature and normally do not read in this particular genre, although, I must admit I enjoy watching sports, follow various sports year by year, and indeed, have been an overall participant in various sports, all my life, more so when I was younger. The Olympic games have always occupied a special place for me and the 1960 Olympics was the first one that I became truly aware of what was going on. My age at the time and the fact that I actually was …
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