9780252081699-0252081692-Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy (Sport and Society)

Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy (Sport and Society)

ISBN-13: 9780252081699
ISBN-10: 0252081692
Author: Rider, Toby C
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780252081699
ISBN-10: 0252081692
Author: Rider, Toby C
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback 256 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rider, Toby C wrote Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy (Sport and Society) comprising 256 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0252081692 and 9780252081699. Since then Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy (Sport and Society) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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It is the early Cold War. The Soviet Union appears to be in irresistible ascendance, and moves to exploit the Olympic Games as a vehicle for promoting international communism. In response, the United States conceives a subtle, far-reaching psychological warfare campaign to blunt the Soviet advance. Drawing on newly declassified materials and archives, Toby C. Rider chronicles how the US government used the Olympics to promote democracy and its own policy aims during the tense early phase of the Cold War. Rider shows how the government, though constrained by traditions against interference in the Games, eluded detection by cooperating with private groups, including secretly funded émigré organizations bent on liberating their home countries from Soviet control. At the same time, the United States appropriated Olympic host cities to hype the American economic and political system while, behind the scenes, the government attempted clandestine manipulation of the International Olympic Committee. Rider also details the campaigns that sent propaganda materials around the globe as the United States mobilized culture in general, and sports in particular, to fight the communist threat.

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