Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; xvi, 478,  pages
Publisher: New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008.
A most attractive unread first edition/first printing in pictorial boards and endpapers. As New condition in alike dustjacket. SIGNED and dated (October 11 2008) 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.