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The Resource Cold war games : propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. foreign policy, Toby C. Rider

Cold war games : propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. foreign policy, Toby C. Rider

Label
Cold war games : propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. foreign policy
Title
Cold war games
Title remainder
propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. foreign policy
Statement of responsibility
Toby C. Rider
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The U.S. Government became increasingly alarmed by Soviet attempts to exploit the Olympic Movement in the early 1950s, and responded to this challenge aggressively. Cold War Game chronicles that response and shows that it was not a replication of the state-directed Soviet sports system, but was instigated through covert psychological warfare operations and overt propaganda distributed to the "free world." In the lead up to and during each Olympic festival throughout this period, the U.S. sent waves of propaganda material across the globe to advocate the American way of life and to denounce communism. It used the Olympic host cities as venues to advertise the American economic and political system; it also attempted to manipulate the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in clandestine ways. Cold War Games describes the emergence of government fears about communist sport in the late 1940s and, crucially, how these fears were channeled into the Olympic Games starting in 1950. It concludes its analysis in 1960 at the end point, in many ways, of covert government initiatives at Olympic festivals. Cold War Games situates sport in the larger discussion of how America was committed to a "total" Cold War by demonstrating that the Olympics Games was embroiled in the U.S. government's own cultural offensive"--
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Rider, Toby C
Dewey number
796.48
Index
index present
LC call number
GV721.5
LC item number
.R54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sport and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olympics
  • Sports
  • Sports and state
  • Sports
  • Cold War
  • Propaganda, Anti-communist
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Cold war games : propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. foreign policy, Toby C. Rider
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=46941
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Publication
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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
The Cold War, propaganda and the state-private network -- The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Olympic Games -- A campaign of truth -- The Union of Free Eastern European Sportsmen -- A new Olympic challenge -- Sports Illustrated and the Melbourne defection -- Symbols of freedom -- Operation Rome
Control code
ocn926062615
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 242 pages
Isbn
9780252081699
Lccn
2015037811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99971125641
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780252040238
  • (OCoLC)926062615
Label
Cold war games : propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. foreign policy, Toby C. Rider
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=46941
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
The Cold War, propaganda and the state-private network -- The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Olympic Games -- A campaign of truth -- The Union of Free Eastern European Sportsmen -- A new Olympic challenge -- Sports Illustrated and the Melbourne defection -- Symbols of freedom -- Operation Rome
Control code
ocn926062615
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 242 pages
Isbn
9780252081699
Lccn
2015037811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99971125641
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780252040238
  • (OCoLC)926062615

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