The Resource Triumph : the untold story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics, Jeremy Schaap

Triumph : the untold story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics, Jeremy Schaap

Label
Triumph : the untold story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics
Title
Triumph
Title remainder
the untold story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Schaap
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers looming, an African-American son of sharecroppers set three world records and won an unprecedented four gold medals, single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games is that of a high-profile athlete giving a performance that transcends sports--but it is also the intimate and complex tale of the courage of one remarkable man. From the start, American participation in the games was controversial--a boycott attempt was thwarted by the president of the American Olympic Committee. Owens was befriended by a German rival, who helped Owens win the gold medal at his own expense; two Jewish sprinters were, at the last moment, denied the chance to compete for the United States out of misguided politeness to the Nazi hosts; and a myth was born that Hitler himself had snubbed Owens.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.42092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV697.O9
LC item number
S33 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Triumph : the untold story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics, Jeremy Schaap
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-256) and index
Contents
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 -- The relay
Control code
71126717
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 272 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780618688227
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006026926
Other physical details
ill.

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