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Nazi Games The Olympics Of 1936

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ISBN-10: 0393349705

ISBN-13: 9780393349702

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Clay Large

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long
Language: English