Sunday, February 09, 2014

Five recommended books about the Olympics

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on the Olympics:
Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World
by David Maraniss

The 1960 Summer Olympics debuted in a frenetic climate of both political and cultural upheaval, and the events of the Games themselves were no small news item -- in fact, they were the first ever to be commercially televised. Washington Post editor David Maraniss thrillingly recounts these eighteen days in Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World, from the unprecedented consideration of equal rights for black athletes to the first major doping scandal to the world premiere boxing match of Cassius Clay-turned-Muhammad Ali.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 99 Test: Rome 1960.

--Marshal Zeringue