Summary: Recounts the triumph and travails of the eighteen African American athletes representing the United States in the 1936 Olympics, who endured racism in Hitler's Berlin as well as back home in the United States.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF OLY
Summary: The author examines how the world's political and social climate affected the 1960 Olympics presenting tales of espionage and propaganda and portraits of its personalities.
Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2008
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 796.48 MAR
Summary: Maranisss offers an account of the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, revealing the competition's unexpected influence on the modern world, in a narrative synopsis that evaluates the roles of Cold War propaganda, civil rights, and politics.
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 796.48 MAR
Summary: Author Maraniss weaves sports, politics, and history into a tour de force about the 1960 Olympics. Along with the unforgettable characters and dramatic contests, there was a deeper meaning to those days at the dawn of the sixties. Change was everywhere. Old-boy notions of Olympic amateurism were crumbling. Rome saw the first doping scandal, the first commercially televised Summer Games, the...
Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2008
Copies Available at Fife Lake1 available in Adult, Call number: 796.48 MAR
Summary: In this book the author shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, and reveals how closely interwoven are sugar's origins as a "slave" crop grown in Europe's tropical colonies with its use first as an...
Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1986
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 394.1 MIN
Summary: An analysis of the American consumer culture cites modern statistics in obesity, depression, and panic disorders, drawing on detailed case studies to explain how today's affluent society is directly related to key social and medical issues.
Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2006