Nazi Games The Olympics Of 1936

ISBN-10: 0393058840
ISBN-13: 9780393058840
Edition: 2007
Authors: David Clay Large
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Description: Athletics and politics collide in a critical event for Nazi Germany and the contemporary world. 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Athletics and politics collide in a critical event for Nazi Germany and the contemporary world. 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. The Olympic festival was a crucial part of the Nazi regime's mobilization of power. Nazi Games offers a superb blend of history and sport. The narrative includes a stirring account of the international effort to boycott the games, derailed finally by the American Olympic Committee and the determination of its head, Avery Brundage, to participate. Nazi Games 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, the Rising Sun of imperial Japan on his bib. 25 b/w photographs.

Introduction : a bridge to the ancient Greeks?
"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"

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