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Erin Redihan

Edited by Toby C. Rider and Kevin Witherspoon. Published in 2018 by the University of Arkansas Press (280 pp., $29.95 USD, Paperback) Toby C. Rider’s and Kevin Witherspoon’s collection on what “the American way” meant during the Cold War is a welcome and meaningful addition to the growing body

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Thomas M. Hunt

Edited By Erin Elizabeth Redihan. Published in 2017 by McFarland & Co. (271 pp., $35.00 , paperback) A growing body of scholarship exists on sports and the Cold War. Among the more recent entrants to this literature is Erin Elizabeth Redihan’s The Olympics and the Cold War 1948-1968: Sport as

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Jay Scherer

“corporate hockey” 4 in which international hockey became a “world-class” entertainment product increasingly aligned with the interests of the NHL, and of the political importance of hockey diplomacy for the Government of Canada amidst a period of détente in the Cold War. 5 The International Hockey

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Philippe Vonnard and Sébastien Cala

Ski (FIS) by East Germany’s affiliation, which occurred in a context dominated by the building of the Berlin Wall. 7 However, even though her study is extremely instructive, it focuses solely on moments of tension during the Cold War (Korean War and then the Berlin Wall) and is based on the

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Erin E. Redihan

drew perhaps as much attention as events in the snow. This is nothing new, as politics at times threatened to overshadow the athletics during various Olympiads throughout the Cold War. Both the Soviet and American governments viewed the Games as one of many proxy battlegrounds in the war for cultural

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Moongi Cho

-school boys’ group bayonet drills. In short, no sports activities were free from political intention in Korea until the end of World War II. The order of the Cold War began to be organized after the end of World War II. It regulated, restricted, managed, and forced not only the people of the newly established