American Hoops: U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball from Berlin to Beijing

American Hoops: U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball from Berlin to Beijing

by Carson Cunningham

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803243590
Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Carson Cunningham is a visiting assistant professor of history at DePaul University and the author of Before the Curse: The Chicago Cubs’ Glory Years, 1870–1945.

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1. American Hoops Help Establish the International Standard in Berlin

2. U.S. Basketball Advances the Game in Postwar London

3. Cold War Basketball's Opening Salvo in Helsinki

4. The Russell Model Revolutionizes the International Game in Melbourne

5. Basketball Accelerates as Robertson, Lucas, and West Run through Rome

6. In Liberal, Postwar Tokyo, Teamwork, Television, and a Cold War Tilt for Gold

7. Haywood Shines as Satellites, Cable, and Shoes Mature in Mexico City

8. Mayhem in Munich 

9. Trademark Speed Returns in Montreal, Then Politics Intrude in Moscow

10. Air Jordan Arrives and The General Delivers in Atlanta

11. Oddities in Seoul Open the Lane for the Dream Team

12. Basketball Bedlam in Barcelona

13. From Underrated Greatness in Atlanta to the Gap Closed in Athens

14. Reclamation in Beijing



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