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Monday, July 14, 2008

Rome 1960

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It's a new day, a new week, and you might want to be talking about a new book by Madison, Wisconsin, native David Maraniss. The book is Rome 1960, The Olympics that Changed the World.

Rome 1960 was reviewed yesterday in the New York Times, and is currently number ten on the Washington Post's nonfiction best seller list.

David Maraniss is the author of many excellent books, including They Marched Into Sunlight (2003). This book looks at a battle in Vietnam and at student protests on the University of Wisconsin Madison campus, both occurring in October 1967. This, as it happens, was the same time that Jerry Kramer was writing Instant Replay (see yesterday's post).