Dropping the Torch Jimmy Carter, the Olympic Boycott, and the Cold War

ISBN-10: 0521176662
ISBN-13: 9780521176668
Edition: 2010
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Nicholas Evan Sarantakes, a historian specializing in the World War II and Cold War eras, is an associate professor in the Strategy and Policy Department at the U.S. Naval War College. He has published a number of articles that have appeared in academic journals such as the English Historical Review and the Journal of Military History, military publications like Joint Forces Quarterly and the Royal United Services Institute Journal, and journalistic publications like Texas Alcalde magazine and ESPN.com. Professor Sarantakes is also the chair of the Paul Birdsall Prize in European Military and Strategic History book prize committee for the American Historical Association and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: Miracle on Ice
Lord Killanin and the Politics of the Olympics
Los Angeles versus Moscow
Jimmy Carter and U.S.-Soviet Relations
The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
The American Response
Easy Victories
Painful Losses
The White House Games
Coca-Cola, NBC, and the Defeat of the Iron Lady
The Vote in Colorado
Civil Wars
Carter versus Killanin
Moscow: The Olympics Are the Olympics
Los Angeles: The Olympics Are the Olympics
Conclusion
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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