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Rome 1960 the Olympics That Changed the World

By: Maraniss, David

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004075


David Maraniss draws compelling portraits of the athletes competing in Rome, including some of the most honored in Olympic history; decathlete Rafer Johnson, sprinter Wilma Rudolph, Ethiopian marathoner Abebe Bikila, and Louisville boxer Cassius Clay, who at eighteen seized the world stage for the first time, four years before he becam Muhammad Ali. There was a deeper meaning to those late-summer days at the dawn of the sixties. Rome saw the first doping scandal, the fir... View more info

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Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival

By: Miletich, Leo N.

Price: $7.82

Publisher: College Station, Texas, U. S. A., Texas A & M Univ Pr: 1994

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 002772


This book is your ringside seat to the wildest, craziest, most unbelievable sequence of events in the history of boxing - a colossal clash of giant egos, pulpit-pounding preachers, grandstanding politicians, and indomitable lawmen that reverberated from the marble halls of Congress to the muddy banks of the Rio Grande. And its all absolutely true. The year was 1895, and Dallas gambler Dan Stuart had a modest idea: Promote a boxing carnival featuring a match for the heavy... View more info