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

ISBN-10: 0618919104
ISBN-13: 9780618919109
Edition: 2007
Authors: Jeremy Schaap
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Description: In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers goose-stepping, an African-American son of sharecroppers won a staggering four Olympic gold medals and single-handedly crushed Hitlers myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 2/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers goose-stepping, an African-American son of sharecroppers won a staggering four Olympic gold medals and single-handedly crushed Hitlers myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic games is that of an athletic performance that transcends sports. It is also the intimate and complex tale of the courage of one remarkable man. Drawing on unprecedented access to the Owens family, previously unpublished interviews, and exhaustive archival research, Jeremy Schaap transports us to Germany and tells the dramatic tale of Owens and his fellow athletes at the contest dubbed the Nazi Olympics. With his trademark incisive reporting and rich storytelling, Schaap reveals what really transpired over those tense, exhilarating weeks. Like Neal Bascombs The Perfect Mile and David Margolicks Beyond Glory, Triumph is a nuanced and riveting work of sports history.

Prologue
A Day to Remember
Out of Alabama
Vincible
Heel Bones and a New Start
The Judge and the Millionaire
"We Are with You, Adolf"
A Blessing in Disguise
Jew Kills Nazi
A Friend and a Foe Felled
Olympic Trials
Olympia
The Belle of the Ball
The Battle Tent of Some Great Emperor
The Youth of the World
Day One
Day Two
Day Three
"He Flies Like the Hindenburg": Day Four
The Relay
Epilogue
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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