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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
Title remainder
tragedy, terror, and triumph at the Olympic Games
Statement of responsibility
David Clay Large
Creator
Subject
Language
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"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Large, David Clay
Dewey number
364.152/30943364
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.G32
LC item number
L37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Munaẓẓamat Aylūl al-Aswad
  • Olympic Games
  • Israelis
  • Athletes
  • Terrorism
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Munich 1972 : tragedy, terror, and triumph at the Olympic Games, David Clay Large
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter One: The Decision for Munich Chapter 3 Chapter Two: "We Just Slid Into It": Planning and Building for Munich '72 Chapter 4 Chapter Three: On the Eve of the Games Chapter 5 Chapter Four: Let the Games Begin Chapter 6 Chapter Five: Invasion of the Sanctuary Chapter 7 Chapter Six: Battlefield F?rstenfeldbruck Chapter 8 Chapter Seven: The Games Go On
Control code
sky240880620
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
396 p.
Isbn
9780742567399
Lccn
2011036165
Label
Munich 1972 : tragedy, terror, and triumph at the Olympic Games, David Clay Large
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter One: The Decision for Munich Chapter 3 Chapter Two: "We Just Slid Into It": Planning and Building for Munich '72 Chapter 4 Chapter Three: On the Eve of the Games Chapter 5 Chapter Four: Let the Games Begin Chapter 6 Chapter Five: Invasion of the Sanctuary Chapter 7 Chapter Six: Battlefield F?rstenfeldbruck Chapter 8 Chapter Seven: The Games Go On
Control code
sky240880620
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
396 p.
Isbn
9780742567399
Lccn
2011036165

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