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Author Large, David Clay.

Title Nazi games : the Olympics of 1936 / David Clay Large.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, 2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  796.48 L323n 2007    ---  Available
 Eureka Non-Fiction  796.48 Lar    ---  Available
 FSCC Non-Fiction  796.48 LAR 2007    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiii, 401 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-377) and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction : A bridge to the ancient Greeks? -- "Faster, higher, stronger" : the modern Olympics from Athens to Amsterdam -- Enter the Nazis -- Boycott Berlin! -- The winter games -- On to Berlin -- "Holy flame, burn" : the ceremonial games -- "Darktown parade" : track and field -- Of pools, mats, rings and rough waters -- Olympia -- Epilogue : "The games must go on" -- Notes -- Index.
Summary Athletics and politics collide in a critical event for Nazi Germany and the contemporary world. The Olympic festival was a crucial part of the Nazi regime's mobilization of power. 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. This book offers a blend of history and sport: it includes an account of the international effort to boycott the games, derailed by the American Olympic Committee. It also recounts the dazzling athletic feats of these Olympics, including Jesse Owens's four gold-medal performances, and the marathon victory of Korean runner Kitei Son, with the Rising Sun of imperial Japan on his bib.--From publisher description.
Subject Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany)
Sports -- Germany.
National socialism and sports.
Sports and state -- Germany.
ISBN 0393058840 (hardcover)
9780393058840 (hardcover)
Standard No. YDXCP 2501862
NLGGC 301611432
AU@ 000041163128
NZ1 11176369

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