The Nazi Olympics

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University of Illinois Press, 1971 - History - 316 pages
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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

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Contents

The Olympics Revived
1
The German Atmosphere
34
Sportsmanship and Nazi Olympism
65
Three Preludes
95
Festivals Symbols
122
All Sports
159
Heroes
209
Villains Victims
233
The Olympics Preserved
250
Farewells Conclusions
275
Notes
294
Index
307
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