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Author Hoffer, Richard.

Title Something in the air : American passion and defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics / Richard Hoffer.

Imprint New York : Free Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    796.48 HOF    DUE 11-03-18
Edition 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Description x, 258 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note Includes 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 -- A boycott: Hells Angels, a petrified pig, and more Ralph Henry Barbou -- A desperate innovation: rolls, straddles and an airborne seizure -- The trials: spondylolsthesis, brush spikes, and a brutal stomping -- Denver: the anarchists' convention, a vote for Nixon, a cold chill -- Mexico City: thin air, fresh paint, and shots in the night -- Opening ceremonies: flag dipping, a family feud and 6300 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.
Subject Olympic Games (19th : 1968 : Mexico City, Mexico)
Olympics -- Participation, American.
ISBN 9781416588948 : $26.00

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