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

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.

 
ISBN978-0-7565-5296-1
GRLY
Lexile Level1050L
ATOS Level7.4
GenreInformational
Text TypeInformational Text
Text SubtypeCause & Effect
SubjectSports, World Culture, World History
Page Count64
Copyright2016
SeriesCaptured History Sports
Teacher NotesYes
Paperback
Price
$8.95
 


 
 
Don Nardo

Don Nardo

Historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about modern history, including studies of the rise of Hitler and Nazism, World War II, international terrorism, and dozens of military topics. In addition, he specializes in ancient history and has published numerous volumes about the histories and cultures of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and peoples of Mesopotamia. Nardo, who also composes and arranges orchestral music, lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.

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