Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World - 1st Edition/1st Printing
A most attractive unread First Edition/First Printing in pictorial boards and endpapers. As New condition in alike dustjacket. SIGNED by Pulitzer Prize winning author David Maraniss directly on the title page;
Some of the athletes competing in the 1960 Rome Olympics are legendary - decathlete Rafer Johnson, sprinter Wilma Rudolph, and Louisville boxer Cassius Clay at 18 years old, four years before he became Muhammad Ali. But at the dawn of the 1960s change was apparent everywhere. The first doping scandal, the first televised Summer Games, East and West Germans competing as a unified team months before the Berlin Wall. Meticulously researched with Appendix, Notes and comprehensive Index.