East Plays West: Sport and the Cold War by Stephen Wagg,David Andrews,Robert Edelman

By Stephen Wagg,David Andrews,Robert Edelman

The chilly conflict spanned a few 5 a long time from the devastation that remained after global struggle till the autumn of the Berlin wall, and for far of that point the conception was once that in basic terms at the japanese part have been politics and activity inextricably associated. even if, this assumption underestimates the level to which game was once a big image for either strength blocs of their ongoing ideological struggle.

This selection of essays from top overseas experts on game, tradition and beliefs brings jointly a powerful physique of labor prepared round key political subject matters and extraordinary moments in recreation, and is right now a political heritage of recreation and an illuminating new standpoint at the forces that formed this unsettled time.

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