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Berlin Games How the Nazis Stole the Olympic Dream

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ISBN-10: 0060874139

ISBN-13: 9780060874131

Edition: N/A

Authors: Guy Walters

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IN 1936, Adolf Hitler welcomed the world to Berlin to attend the Olympic Games. It promised to be not only a magnificent sporting event but also a grand showcase for the rebuilt Germany. No effort was spared to present the Third Reich as the newest global power. But beneath the glittering surface, the Games of the Eleventh Olympiad of the Modern Era came to act as a crucible for the dark political forces that were gathering, foreshadowing the bloody conflict to come. The 1936 Olympics were nothing less than the most political sporting event of the last century-an epic clash between proponents of barbarism and those of civilization, both of whom tried to use the Games to promote their…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/7/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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.