The Nazi Olympics
This book is an expose of one of the most bizarre festivals in sport history. It provides portraits of key figures including Adolf Hitler, Jesse Owens, Leni Riefenstahl, Helen Stephens, Kee Chung Sohn, and Avery Brundage. It also conveys the charade that reinforced and mobilized the hysterical patriotism of the German masses.
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This was a good read about the 1936 Olympics in Germany. Mandell is a preeminent historian of sport, and this book is well researched. My main issue is not with the writing, but that the 1987 edition ... Read full review