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Author Schaap, Jeremy.

Title Triumph : the untold story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics / Jeremy Schaap.

Imprint Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    796.42 Owens,J SCH    Available
Description xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-256) and index.
Contents Prologue -- A day to remember -- Out of Alabama -- Vincible -- Heelbones 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 -- Epilogue.
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.
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 track and field athletes -- Biography.
Jewish athletes -- United States -- Biography.
Olympics -- Participation, American.
National socialism -- Philosophy.
Racism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780618688227 (alk. paper)
0618688226 (alk. paper)
9780618919109 (pbk.)
0618919104 (pbk.)
Standard No. 9780618688227

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