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Chris Matthews Likes WHEN LIONS ROAR: The Churchills and the Kennedys"

Chris Matthews Likes WHEN LIONS ROAR: The Churchills and the Kennedys"
"What I like most in Maier's giant work is the spine of this saga, the all-important record of influence the great soldier-statesman-historian's life exerted on the future American president." -- Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball, review in Chartwell Bulletin, The Churchill Centre

Monday, August 4, 2008

1924 Olympics of "Chariots of Fire" Won Glory for Young Benjamin Spock and Yale Crew; Long Before He Became Dr. Spock, Baby-Boomer Pediatrician

The Olympics are being held in a faraway place this year, just as it seemed to young Benjamin Spock and his Yale Crew teammates who won the Gold Medal at the 1924 Paris Olympics. The 1924 Olympics were later celebrated in the movie "Chariots of Fire". A portrayal of the opening ceremony is clipped below. But one of the most delightful upsets for the Americans that year was the improbable victory of Ben Spock and his mates, who later were celebrated on the cover of Time magazine. The whole wonderful tale of this victory is recalled in "Dr. Spock: An American Life," which someday soon may be a movie too!