Nazi games : the Olympics of 1936
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Nazi games : the Olympics of 1936

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Nazi games : the Olympics of 1936
Call No: 796.4809 L32n

Call Number796.4809 L32n
Dates[2007]; ©2007
Statement of ResponsibilityDavid Clay Large.
Creators & ContributorsLarge, David Clay (author)
Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany) (subject)
Summary"Athletics and politics collide in a critical event for Nazi Germany and the contemporary world. The Olympic festival was a crucial part of the Nazi regime's mobilization of power. The torch relay—that staple of Olympic pageantry—first opened the summer games in 1936 in Berlin. Proposed by the Nazi Propaganda Ministry, the relay was to carry the symbolism of a new Germany across its route through southeastern and central Europe. Soon after, the Wehrmacht would march in jackboots over the same terrain. This book offers a blend of history and sport: it includes an account of the international effort to boycott the games, derailed by the American Olympic Committee. It also recounts the dazzling athletic feats of these Olympics, including Jesse Owens's four gold-medal performances, and the marathon victory of Korean runner Kitei Son, with the Rising Sun of imperial Japan on his bib." —Publisher
Contents
  • Faster, higher, stronger: the modern Olympics from Athens to Amsterdam
  • Enter the Nazis
  • Boycott Berlin!
  • The winter games
  • On to Berlin
  • Holy flame, burn: the ceremonial games
  • Darktown parade: track and field
  • Of pools, mats, rings and rough waters
  • Olympia
  • Epilogue: "The games must go on"
Physical Description xiii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : W.W. Norton & Company
EditionFirst Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 345377) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2008 by Robert Krell in honour of Izzy Fraeme's 90th birthday