Eddie Hart & Dave Newhouse discuss "Disqualified"

Event date: 

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

276 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563-2504
Eddie Hart
Disqulified cover
Dave Newhouse



















Having previously tied the world record, Eddie Hart was a strong favorite to win the 100-meter dash at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. Then the inexplicable happened: he was disqualified after arriving seconds late for a quarterfinal heat. Ten years of training to become the “World’s Fastest Human,” the title attached to an Olympic 100-meter champion, was lost in a heartbeat. But who was to blame?

Eddie Hart earned his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and a master’s from Cal State-Hayward before embarking on a career as a teacher and coach at the college level.

Dave Newhouse was an award-winning sportswriter and columnist at the Oakland (CA) Tribune prior to his retirement in 2011. This is his twelfth book.

Disqualified: Eddie Hart, Munich 1972, and the Voices of the Most Tragic Olympics Cover Image
ISBN: 9781606353127
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kent State University Press/Black Squirrel Bo - August 15th, 2017