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Ping-pong diplomacy : the secret history behind the game that changed the world / Nicholas Griffin.

By: Griffin, Nicholas, 1971-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: E183.8.C6 G75 2014Publication: New York : Scribner, 2014Description: xi, 336 p., 8 p. of plates : ill.ISBN: 9781451642773; 1451642776.Subject(s): Table tennis | China -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- China
Contents:
The West. Not-so-humble beginnings ; Gentlemanly rebel ; Roast beef and Russia ; The dangers of derision ; Table tennis and Trotsky ; Culture and the coming war ; Suspect ; Brothers ; The end of the game? ; The Jewish question -- The East. Table tennis bandits ; The Trojan dove ; The rise of Asia ; Tiny tornadoes ; Reconnaissance ; The golden game ; Setting the table ; The end of brotherhood ; Preparation ; Sacrifice ; Nourishing the team ; Ping-pong espionage ; Cheery martial music ; The chance to shine ; Fallout ; Heroes of the nation ; Spreading the gospel ; The grinding halt ; Under pressure ; House of cards ; Death to the doubters ; Down to the country -- East meets West. The world at war ; The seeds of peace ; Long hair, light heart ; Could the Great Wall crumble? ; A measured coincidence ; An invitation home ; Surprise ; Decisions to be made ; The worries ; Crossing the borders ; All eyes on America ; Tension ; Nixon's game ; Political ping-pong -- Aftermath. Return game ; Capital performance ; United Nations ; The hippie opportunist ; The heights ; The costs.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-323) and index.

The West. Not-so-humble beginnings ; Gentlemanly rebel ; Roast beef and Russia ; The dangers of derision ; Table tennis and Trotsky ; Culture and the coming war ; Suspect ; Brothers ; The end of the game? ; The Jewish question -- The East. Table tennis bandits ; The Trojan dove ; The rise of Asia ; Tiny tornadoes ; Reconnaissance ; The golden game ; Setting the table ; The end of brotherhood ; Preparation ; Sacrifice ; Nourishing the team ; Ping-pong espionage ; Cheery martial music ; The chance to shine ; Fallout ; Heroes of the nation ; Spreading the gospel ; The grinding halt ; Under pressure ; House of cards ; Death to the doubters ; Down to the country -- East meets West. The world at war ; The seeds of peace ; Long hair, light heart ; Could the Great Wall crumble? ; A measured coincidence ; An invitation home ; Surprise ; Decisions to be made ; The worries ; Crossing the borders ; All eyes on America ; Tension ; Nixon's game ; Political ping-pong -- Aftermath. Return game ; Capital performance ; United Nations ; The hippie opportunist ; The heights ; The costs.

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