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Triumph

The Untold Story Of Jesse Owens And Hitler's Olympics

By Jeremy Schaap

At the 1936 Olympics, against a backdrop of swastikas and goose-stepping storm troopers, an African-American son of sharecroppers won a staggering four gold medals and single-handedly demonstrated that Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy was a lie. The story of Jesse Owens at the Berlin games is that of an athletic performance that transcends sports. It is also the intimate and complex tale of one remarkable man's courage. Drawing on unprecedented access to the Owens family, previously unpublished interviews, and exhaustive archival research, Jeremy Schaap transports us to Germany and tells the dramatic tale of Owens and his fellow athletes at the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 incisive reporting and rich storytelling, Schaap reveals what really happened over those tense, exhilarating weeks in a nuanced and riveting work of sports history.

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Publish Date

2007

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9780618919109


Format: Book
Author: Schaap, Jeremy
Title: Triumph : the untold story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics / Jeremy Schaap.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Subject: Owens, Jesse, 1913-1980 Glickman, Marty, 1917-2001 Stoller, Sam, 1915-1983. Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany) Track and field athletes -- United States -- Biography African American athletes -- Biography Jewish athletes -- United States -- Biography Olympics -- Participation, American. National socialism -- Philosophy Racism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Isbn: 9780618919109 (pbk.) 0618688226 (alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Schaap, Jeremy
Title: Triumph : the untold story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics / Jeremy Schaap.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Description: xv, 272 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Owens, Jesse, 1913-1980
Subjects: Glickman, Marty, 1917-2001
Subjects: Stoller, Sam, 1915-1983.
Subjects: Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany)
Subjects: Track and field athletes -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: African American athletes -- Biography
Subjects: Jewish athletes -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Olympics -- Participation, American.
Subjects: National socialism -- Philosophy
Subjects: Racism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-256) and index.
Contents: Prologue -- A day to remember -- Out of Alabama -- Vincible -- Heelbones and a new start -- Hitler's Olympics -- The judge and the millionaire -- "We are with you, Adolf" -- Winter 1936 -- 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 -- The relay -- Epilogue.
LCCN: 2006026926
ISBN: 9780618919109 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0618688226 (alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: B Owens