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

Schaap, Jeremy. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library BIO OWENS Schaap 2007 39851000865973 Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0618688226 (trade bdg.)
  • Physical Description: xv, 272 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- A day to remember -- Out of Alabama -- Vincible -- Heelbones and a new start -- Hitler's Olympics -- The judge and the millionaire -- "We are with you, Adolf" -- Winter 1936 -- 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.
Citation/References Note:
Library Journal, April 2007
Publisher's Weekly, November 2006
Kirkus Starred, November 2006
Summary, etc.:
Presents a comprehensive analysis of the 1936 Olympic games hosted by Germany, America's threat to boycott the games, and the four Olympic gold medals won by African-American athlete Jesse Owens, whose performance crushed Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy.
Target Audience Note:
Adult Follett Library Resources
Subject: Owens, Jesse, 1913-1980 > Biography.
Glickman, Marty, 1917-2001 > Biography.
Stoller, Sam 1915-1983 > Biography.
Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany)
Track and field athletes > United States > Biography.
African American athletes > Biography.
Jewish athletes > United States > Biography.
Olympics > Participation, American.
National socialism > Philosophy.
Racism > Germany > History > 20th century.

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