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The Resource 1968 : a pivotal moment in American sports, James C. Nicholson

1968 : a pivotal moment in American sports, James C. Nicholson

Label
1968 : a pivotal moment in American sports
Title
1968
Title remainder
a pivotal moment in American sports
Statement of responsibility
James C. Nicholson
Title variation
  • Nineteen sixty-eight
  • Pivotal moment in American sports
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Opening with Vince Lombardi's last win as coach of the Packers in Super Bowl II and closing with Joe Namath's Super Bowl III guarantee, James Nicholson delivers an original portrait of a sensational closing decade in American culture. Controversies on the field and in the ring reflected broader political and social turmoil in the late-sixties United States. With one of the most contentious presidential elections in US history, the ongoing civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War all storming in the background, Nicholson charts a course through the oddly unsettled waters of American sports in 1968: the Masters golf tournament decided by the strict enforcement of an arcane rule to the detriment of a foreign player; the winner of the Kentucky Derby disqualified for a drug violation; Muhammad Ali waiting in sports exile while he appealed a criminal conviction for draft evasion; an unorthodox rendition of the national anthem at the World Series nearly overshadowing the game it preceded; and the silent gesture at the Mexico City Olympics made by Tommie Smith and John Carlos that shocked the nation"--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nicholson, James C
Dewey number
796.097309046
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV583
LC item number
.N43 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sport and popular culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Nineteen sixty-eight, A.D
Label
1968 : a pivotal moment in American sports, James C. Nicholson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Brian M. Ingrassia -- Prologue, December 31, 1967 -- Leap year -- Law and order -- Where have you gone ...? -- Mexico City -- Antiheroes - Epilogue
Control code
on1051687158
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 149 pages
Isbn
9781621904991
Lccn
2018040734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1051687158
Label
1968 : a pivotal moment in American sports, James C. Nicholson
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Brian M. Ingrassia -- Prologue, December 31, 1967 -- Leap year -- Law and order -- Where have you gone ...? -- Mexico City -- Antiheroes - Epilogue
Control code
on1051687158
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 149 pages
Isbn
9781621904991
Lccn
2018040734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1051687158

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