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The Resource Munich 1972 : tragedy, terror, and triumph at the Olympic Games, David Clay Large

Munich 1972 : tragedy, terror, and triumph at the Olympic Games, David Clay Large

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Munich 1972 : tragedy, terror, and triumph at the Olympic Games
Title
Munich 1972
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tragedy, terror, and triumph at the Olympic Games
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David Clay Large
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eng
Summary
"Munich 1972 tells the compelling story of the most controversial of all modern Olympiads within the turbulent context of simmering global tensions: the ongoing Cold War, political posturing between the two Germanys, seemingly endless warfare in Indochina, lingering recriminations surrounding decolonization in Africa, and, of course, the cauldron of religious and ethnic hatred known euphemistically as the "Middle East Conflict." It was, of course, this last conflict that spilled over so tragically into the Munich festival, which will forever be remembered for the murder of eleven Israeli Olympians by Palestinian terrorists: a grisly episode that ruined a much-anticipated coming-out party for newly democratic West Germany and for "new Munich" itself, the erstwhile "capital" of Hitler's Nazi movement. What began as a putatively "merry" celebration of peaceful play and beery bonhomie turned into a tragic milestone in the signature horror of our times: political and religious terror"--
Summary
"Munich 1972 tells the compelling story of the most controversial of all modern Olympiads within the turbulent context of simmering global tensions: the ongoing Cold War, political posturing between the two Germanys, seemingly endless warfare in Indochina, lingering recriminations surrounding decolonization in Africa, and, of course, the cauldron of religious and ethnic hatred known euphemistically as the "Middle East Conflict." It was, of course, this last conflict that spilled over so tragically into the Munich festival, which will forever be remembered for the murder of eleven Israeli Olympians by Palestinian terrorists: a grisly episode that ruined a much-anticipated coming-out party for newly democratic West Germany and for "new Munich" itself, the erstwhile "capital" of Hitler's Nazi movement. What began as a putatively "merry" celebration of peaceful play and beery bonhomie turned into a tragic milestone in the signature horror of our times: political and religious terror"--
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10129723
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Large, David Clay
Dewey number
364.152/30943364
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.G32
LC item number
L37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Terrorism
  • Athletes
  • Israelis
  • Olympic Games
  • Munaẓẓamat Aylūl al-Aswad
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adult
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tragedy, terror, and triumph at the Olympic Games
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Munich 1972 : tragedy, terror, and triumph at the Olympic Games, David Clay Large
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http://covers.rowmanlittlefield.com/L/07/425/0742567397.jpg
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Includes index. wealth of contemporaneous sources, including
Contents
The decision for Munich -- "We just slid into it": Planning and building for Munich '72 -- On the eve of the Games -- Let the Games begin -- Invasion of the sanctuary -- Battlefield Furstenfeldbruck -- The Games on on
Control code
2011036165
Dimensions
24 cm.
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x, 372 p.
Isbn
9780742567399
Lccn
2011036165
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Label
Munich 1972 : tragedy, terror, and triumph at the Olympic Games, David Clay Large
Link
http://covers.rowmanlittlefield.com/L/07/425/0742567397.jpg
Publication
Note
Includes index. wealth of contemporaneous sources, including
Contents
The decision for Munich -- "We just slid into it": Planning and building for Munich '72 -- On the eve of the Games -- Let the Games begin -- Invasion of the sanctuary -- Battlefield Furstenfeldbruck -- The Games on on
Control code
2011036165
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 372 p.
Isbn
9780742567399
Lccn
2011036165
Other physical details
ill.

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