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Berlin Games How the Nazis Stole the Olympic Dream

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ISBN-10: 0060874120

ISBN-13: 9780060874124

Edition: 2006

Authors: Guy Walters

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In 1936, Adolf Hitler welcomed the world to Berlin to attend the Olympic Games. Visitors from all over the globe came to see not only a magnificent sporting event, but also a showcase for the newly rebuilt Germany. No effort was spared to present the Third Reich as the world's newest power. Swastikas fluttered next to the Olympic rings from the balconies of freshly painted buildings. Butter was hoarded weeks in advance in order to convince visitors that there were no shortages. There was even a pause in the implementation of anti-Semitic measures. But beneath the surface, the Games of the Eleventh Olympiad of the Modern Era came to act as a crucible for the dark political forces that were…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/8/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496

Guy Walters is the author of several books on the Second World War, including Hunting Evil. A former journalist on The Times he writes widely on historical topics for the national press. He lives in Wiltshire with his wife the author Annabel Venning and their two children.