Part I. The Formative YearsChapter 1. The Olympic FamilyChapter 2. Coubertin's CreationChapter 3. Starting AnewChapter 4. The Berlin GamesPart II. The Brundage EraChapter 5. Another WarChapter 6. Entry of the SovietsChapter 7. The Cold War ArenaChapter 8. Brundage: The Idealist at the HelmChapter 9. The Issue of Political DiscriminationChapter 10. Brundage's Troubled Last TermPart III. "Opening" the GamesChapter 11. Seeking the LeeChapter 12. Boycott!Chapter 13. ...and Again!Chapter 14. Reconstructing the Olympic EdificeChapter 15. The Last Cold War GamesChapter 16. The Collapse of the Soviet UnionChapter 17. The Capitalist Centennial GamesChapter 18. From Atlanta to NaganoChapter 19. Entering the 21st Century
Alfred Erich Senn, PhD, is professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he has taught since 1961. He received a PhD in East European history at Columbia University in 1958. Senn is the author of eight books, several monographs, and numerous scholarly articles. His book, Gorbachev's Failure in Lithuania, was awarded the Edgar Anderson Presidential Prize by the American Association of Baltic Studies in 1996.Professor Senn lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife, LaVonne.
""""A useful and very reliable history of the modern
"""Power, Politics, and the Olympic Games comfortably weaves together the many perspectives of the Olympic movement and the Games."""
Peter V. Ueberroth
President, Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee
"""A wealth of information that will be the starting point for serious Olympic scholars of the future."""
Richard W. Pound
Vice President, International Olympic Committee"