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Author Schiller, Kay.

Title The 1972 Munich Olympics and the making of modern Germany / Kay Schiller and Christopher Young
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 348 pages) : illustrations
Series Weimar and now: German cultural criticism ; 42
Weimar and now ; 42
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Urban, State, and National Capital: Buying, Paying for, and Selling the Games; 3. The Legacy of Berlin 1936 and the German Past: Problems and Possibilities; 4. Germany on the Drawing Board: Architecture, Design, and Ceremony; 5. After "1968": 1972 and the Youth of the World; 6. East versus West: German-German Sporting Tensions from Hallstein to Ostpolitik; 7. The End of the Games: Germany, the Middle East, and the Terrorist Attack; 8. Conclusion: Olympic Legacies; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I
Summary The 1972 Munich Olympics--remembered almost exclusively for the devastating terrorist attack on the Israeli team--were intended to showcase the New Germany and replace lingering memories of the Third Reich. That hope was all but obliterated in the early hours of September 5, when gun-wielding Palestinians murdered 11 members of the Israeli team. In the first cultural and political history of the Munich Olympics, Kay Schiller and Christopher Young set these Games into both the context of 1972 and the history of the modern Olympiad. Delving into newly available documents, Schiller and Young chroni
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-327) and index
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Subject Olympic Games (20th : 1972 : Munich, Germany) -- History.
Athletes -- Violence against -- Germany -- Munich.
Terrorism -- Germany -- Munich.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
Author Young, Christopher, 1967-
ISBN 0520262131
0520947584 electronic bk
9780520947580 electronic bk