Massacre in Munich: How Terrorists Changed the Olympics and the World

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Massacre in Munich: How Terrorists Changed the Olympics and the World

by Don Nardo

Part of a Series: Captured History Sports.

First Release:

September 2016

ISBN: 9780756552923

From the publisher’s Web site:
An attack at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games would produce one of the defining images of international terrorism. The chilling photo of a hooded man peering from a balcony in the Olympic Village would be viewed worldwide as a horrific symbol of global terrorism. The man wearing a mask with cutout slits for his eyes was a member of the Palestinian terrorist group Black September. He and his fellow terrorists had seized 11 members of the Israeli Olympic delegation and were holding them hostage. They would kill them all as the tragedy unfolded. What had been dubbed the “happy Olympics” would be forever remembered as the Munich massacre. The Olympics would never the same.

 
  • ISBN: 9780756552923
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Library edition
    Publisher: Compass Point
    Page Count: 64
    Trim Size: 9 1/4" x 10 1/4"
    Dewey Classification: 796.480943
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 7.4, Points: 1
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 8.4, Points: 5
    Lexile: Level: 1050L
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