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Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics

Author: Jeremy Schaap.

Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics

Author: Jeremy Schaap.

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Item #: D34410
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2008
Publisher: Mariner
ISBN: 9780618919109
At the 1936 Olympics, against a backdrop of swastikas and goose-stepping storm troopers, an African American son of sharecroppers won four gold medals, single-handedly falsifying Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the Berlin games is that of an athletic performance that transcends sports. Drawing on interviews with the Owens family... More
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At the 1936 Olympics, against a backdrop of swastikas and goose-stepping storm troopers, an African American son of sharecroppers won four gold medals, single-handedly falsifying Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the Berlin games is that of an athletic performance that transcends sports. Drawing on interviews with the Owens family, Jeremy Schaap tells the dramatic tale of Owens and his fellow athletes at the contest dubbed the Nazi Olympics.


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