The Olympics and the Cold War, 1948–1968

Sport as Battleground in the U.S.–Soviet Rivalry
Author: Erin Elizabeth Redihan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476627282
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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For Olympic athletes, fans and the media alike, the games bring out the best sport has to offer—unity, patriotism, friendly competition and the potential for stunning upsets. Yet wherever international competition occurs, politics are never far removed. Early in the Cold War, when all U.S.–Soviet interactions were treated as potential matters of life and death, each side tried to manipulate the International Olympic Committee. Despite the IOC’s efforts to keep the games apolitical, they were quickly drawn into the superpowers’ global struggle for supremacy, with medal counts the ultimate prize. Based on IOC, U.S. government and contemporary media sources, this book looks at six consecutive Olympiads to show how high the stakes became once the Soviets began competing in 1952, threatening America’s athletic supremacy.

Unbroken (deutsch)

Die unfassbare Lebengeschichte des Louis Zamperini
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608102396
Category: Fiction
Page: 520
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Louis Zamperini, Sohn italienischer Einwanderer, wird vom jugendlichen Schlitzohr zum Mittelstreckenläufer von Weltrang. Nach seinem fulminanten Schlussspurt beim Finale der Olympischen Spiele in Berlin 1936 beginnt seine Odyssee während des Zweiten Weltkriegs im Pazifik. Er gerät mitten ins Inferno der Gefangenschaft, wo er Folter und Hunger erträgt und überlebt. Laura Hillenbrand, die zurzeit erfolgreichste Sachbuchautorin der USA, erzählt mitreißend und erzeugt eine atemlose Spannung: den Flugzeugabsturz, die 47-tägige Irrfahrt im Schlauchboot durch den Pazifik, den Kampf gegen Haie, die Kriegsgefangenschaft unter einem der grausamsten Verbrecher des Zweiten Weltkriegs.

The International Olympic Committee and the Olympic System

The Governance of World Sport
Author: Jean-Loup Chappelet
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134083688
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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When the athletes enter the stadium and the Olympic flame is lit, the whole world watches. Billions will continue to follow the events and to share in the athletes' joys and sorrows for the next sixteen days. Readers of this book, however, will watch forthcoming editions of the Olympic Games in a completely different light. Unlike many historical or official publications and somewhat biased commercial works, it provides -- in a clear, readable form -- informative and fascinating material on many aspects of what Olympism is all about: its history, its organization and its actors. Although public attention is often drawn to various issues surrounding this planetary phenomenon -- whether concerning the International Olympic Committee, the athletes, the host cities or even the scandals that have arisen -- the Olympic System as such is relatively little known. What are its structures, its goals, its resources? How is it governed and regulated? What about doping, gigantism, violence in the stadium? In addition to providing a wealth of information on all these subjects, the authors also show how power, money and image have transformed Olympism over the decades. They round off the work with thought-provoking reflections regarding the future of the Olympic System and the obstacles it must overcome in order to survive.

Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Volume Two: Celebrating the Games
Author: Vassil Girginov
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136456341
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 316
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The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the world’s greatest sporting and cultural event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, the post-Games period and legacy. Written by a world-class team of international Olympic scholars, the book offers critical analysis of the social, cultural, political, historical, economic and sporting context of the Games. From the political, commercial and structural complexities of organising an event on such a scale, to the sporting action that holds the attention of the world, this book illuminates the key aspects of the 2012 Games, helping us to better understand the vital role that sport and culture play in contemporary global society. The book is divided into two volumes: Volume Two - Celebrating the Games, examines the period of competition and immediately afterwards, covering key topics such as: London welcomes the world - hospitality and the look of the games Experiencing the games -spectators, tourists, volunteers, shoppers, viewers Media and communications Running the games Creating Olympic celebrities Protesting the games Commerce, retail and consumption Documenting London 2012 in films and books The legacy of the 2012 Games for London, the UK and the Olympic Movement Richly illustrated with the personal accounts of key stakeholders, from sports administrators and politicians to athletes and spectators, and including essential data and evocative visual material, this book is essential reading for anybody with a personal or professional interest in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, global culture or the development of sport.

Kaltblütig


Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3036992340
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Im November 1959 wird in Holcomb, Kansas, die vierköpfige Familie Clutter brutal ermordet. Wenige Wochen später werden die Täter Dick Hickock und Perry Smith auf der Flucht geschnappt. Truman Capote erfährt aus der New York Times von dem Verbrechen und beschließt, am Tatort zu recherchieren. Er spricht mit Bekannten und Freunden der Familie, mit der Polizei. Schließlich erhält er Gelegenheit, mit den beiden Mördern zu reden. Mit der Zeit gelingt es ihm, so viel Nähe zu ihnen herzustellen, dass sie ihm präzise Innenansichten ihrer Seele erlauben. Fast sechs Jahre nach ihrer Tat begleitet er sie bis an den Galgen. Capotes herausragende Rekonstruktion eines Mordes wurde eine Sensation und begründete ein neues literarisches Genre: die "non-fiction novel", den Tatsachenroman. In einer atemberaubenden Sprache erzählt er, wie aus Menschen Mörder werden. Mit Kaltblütig landete Capote einen internationalen Bestseller.

Cold War and Black liberation

the United States and white rule in Africa, 1948-1968
Author: Thomas J. Noer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 274
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Babij Jar - die Schlucht des Leids

Roman-Dokument
Author: Anatolij V. Kuznecov
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783882212952
Category:
Page: 480
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Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory

Chinese Challenge in the 'Chinese Century'
Author: J.A. Mangan,Dong Jinxia
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317998391
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 234
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Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory - Chinese Challenge in the 'Chinese Century' brings together international scholars with an interest in sport and politics and sinologists with an interest in China - past, present and future - to explore global reaction to the Beijing Olympics - China's anticipated moment of glory on the world stage. The Beijing Olympics was, first and foremost, a political act of assertion. It was also a statement of national intent, the culmination of ideological effort going back to 1949 and the outcome of political, social, cultural and economic change. From the moment of the birth of the 'New China' sport has been viewed as a means of internal and external projection illustrating the capacity of the system and people to more than hold their own with those of other nations. In short, sport has been the chosen 'stage' on which the Chinese perform in pursuit of world recognition, respect and esteem. This assertion is not hard to understand. China's 'century of humiliation' at the hands of first the West and then Japan remains a traumatic experience. Beijing 2008 wass to assist the restoration of China's national self-esteem. He Zhenliang, Chairman of the IOC Commission for the Culture of Olympic Education, has remarked pointedly that the most significant outcome of the Beijing Games will be the elevation of the self-confidence and sense of pride of the Chinese people. Beijing 2008 was an act of political self-renewal on the world stage. This Collection demonstrates that sport is inseparable from politics. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Adenauer: Der Aufstieg, 1876-1952


Author: Hans-Peter Schwarz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Germany
Page: 1021
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Der Judenstaat


Author: Theodor Herzl
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736842295
Category: Fiction
Page: 88
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"Der Judenstaat. Versuch einer modernen Lösung der Judenfrage" ist ein Buch von Theodor Herzl, mit dem er versuchte, eine jüdische Antwort auf die damals so genannte Judenfrage aufzuzeigen. Es erschien 1896 in Leipzig und Wien in der "M. Breitenstein's Verlags-Buchhandlung", nachdem "Cronbach" in Berlin und "Duncker & Humblot" eine Publikation abgelehnt hatten. Herzl schrieb es unter dem Eindruck der Dreyfus-Affäre; er beendete das Manuskript am 17. Juni 1895.

A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education

From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World
Author: Robert A. Mechikoff,Steven Estes
Publisher: W C B/McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780697258830
Category: Physical education and training
Page: 460
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Megaevents and Modernity

Olympics and Expos in the Growth of Global Culture
Author: Maurice Roche
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134729154
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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This analysis explores the social history and politics of mega-events from the late 19th century to the present. Through case studies of events such as the 1851 Crystal Palace Expo, the 1936 Berlin Olympics and the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Maurice Roche investigates the impact Expos and Olympics have had on national identities, on the marking of public time and space, and on visions of national citizenship and international society in modern times. Historical chapters deal with the production of Expos by power elites, their impacts on mass culture, and the political uses and abuses of international sport and Olympic events. Chapters also deal with the impact of Olympics on cities, the growth of Olympics as media events and the current crisis of the Olympic movement in world politics and culture.

Eine Geschichte des amerikanischen Volkes


Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783868201925
Category:
Page: 689
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Coca-Colonisation und Kalter Krieg

die Kulturmission der USA in Österreich nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg
Author: Reinhold Wagnleitner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Propaganda, American
Page: 435
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The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies


Author: H. Lenskyj,S. Wagg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230367461
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 592
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A comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference collection, bringing together an authoritative and international line-up of scholars to examine key social and political issues related to the Olympics. An essential, 'one-stop' volume for a wide range of academics, students and researchers.

Neunzehnhundertachtundsechzig


Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783453600393
Category: History, Modern
Page: 460
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Tet-Offensive in Vietnam, Antikriegsbewegung, Prager Frühling, Rassenunruhen in Amerika und Notstandsgesetze in Deutschland, Pariser Mai und Demonstrationen polnischer und italienischer, mexikanischer und japanischer Studenten. Abbie Hoffman in New York,

Der Kalte Krieg

eine neue Geschichte
Author: John Lewis Gaddis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783570550571
Category:
Page: 384
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Das rote Bündnis

Entwicklung und Zerfall des Warschauer Paktes 1955 bis 1991
Author: Frank Umbach
Publisher: Ch. Links Verlag
ISBN: 9783861533627
Category: Europe, Eastern
Page: 701
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In Russland wird der Warschauer Pakt bis heute als das Spiegelbild der NATO angesehen. Aus westlicher Sicht waren beide zwar Militärbündnisse, aber in ihrer Ausrichtung, Strukturierung und Zielsetzung sehr verschieden. Die vorliegende Studie untersucht als erste Gesamtdarstellung nach 1991 die Entwicklung des Warschauer Paktes von seinen Anfängen bis zum Zerfall primär aus der Perspektive Moskaus und des sowjetischen Generalstabs. Sie analysiert dabei einerseits die politischen Entwicklungen, auch im Bereich der Innenpolitik (insbesondere der Zivil-Militär-Beziehungen in der UdSSR), andererseits die militärischen Strukturen sowie die militärstrategischen Kriegsfallplanungen der UdSSR. Dabei steht die Frage, warum und wie es zum Zerfall des >roten Bündnisses