The Resource Something in the air : American passion and defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Richard Hoffer

Something in the air : American passion and defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Richard Hoffer

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Something in the air : American passion and defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics
Title
Something in the air
Title remainder
American passion and defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics
Statement of responsibility
Richard Hoffer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hoffer, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Olympic Games
  • Olympics
  • Olympic Games
  • Olympics
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Something in the air : American passion and defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Richard Hoffer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Roads to glory: dogs on ice, a third-string end, and Robin Hood -- 1968: tanks on the streets, dead on a balcony, and Audie Murphy -- Speed city: pineapple upside-down cake, "tutti frutti," and Jack Daniels -- Countdown to Mexico: lymphocytes, zip guns, and ROTC -- Boycott: Hells Angels, a petrified pig, and more Ralph Henry Barbou -- A desperate innovation: rolls, straddles, and an airborne seizure -- The trials: spondylolisthesis, brush spikes, and a brutal stomping -- Denver: the anarchists' convention, a vote for Nixon, and a cold chill -- Mexico City: thin air, fresh paint, and shots in the night -- Opening ceremonies: flag dipping, a family feud, and 6,300 pigeons -- And they're off: a grisly tableau, pinochle, and a guided missile launch -- Protest: licorice hammers, tommie jets, and black gloves -- Harder and higher: the little stinker, Beauty and the Beast, and Hollywood agents -- Aftershocks: pimped-out socks, a mutation performance, and sparks under his feet -- Monday: a grunion hunt, a crying tigerbelle, and a jig for joy -- Week two: a cuddlesome junior, a ragtag bunch, and a blonde in a beehive -- Pappy's boys: rateros, various Sarges, and a lucky picture of a pretty girl -- Going home: Boy Scouts, psychedelic mileage, and a black bra
Control code
ocn312097099
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 258 pages, [8] pages of plates :billustrations
Isbn
9780803236295
Lccn
2009009045
System control number
(OCoLC)312097099
Label
Something in the air : American passion and defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Richard Hoffer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Roads to glory: dogs on ice, a third-string end, and Robin Hood -- 1968: tanks on the streets, dead on a balcony, and Audie Murphy -- Speed city: pineapple upside-down cake, "tutti frutti," and Jack Daniels -- Countdown to Mexico: lymphocytes, zip guns, and ROTC -- Boycott: Hells Angels, a petrified pig, and more Ralph Henry Barbou -- A desperate innovation: rolls, straddles, and an airborne seizure -- The trials: spondylolisthesis, brush spikes, and a brutal stomping -- Denver: the anarchists' convention, a vote for Nixon, and a cold chill -- Mexico City: thin air, fresh paint, and shots in the night -- Opening ceremonies: flag dipping, a family feud, and 6,300 pigeons -- And they're off: a grisly tableau, pinochle, and a guided missile launch -- Protest: licorice hammers, tommie jets, and black gloves -- Harder and higher: the little stinker, Beauty and the Beast, and Hollywood agents -- Aftershocks: pimped-out socks, a mutation performance, and sparks under his feet -- Monday: a grunion hunt, a crying tigerbelle, and a jig for joy -- Week two: a cuddlesome junior, a ragtag bunch, and a blonde in a beehive -- Pappy's boys: rateros, various Sarges, and a lucky picture of a pretty girl -- Going home: Boy Scouts, psychedelic mileage, and a black bra
Control code
ocn312097099
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 258 pages, [8] pages of plates :billustrations
Isbn
9780803236295
Lccn
2009009045
System control number
(OCoLC)312097099

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