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Triumph - The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition) Loot Price: R529
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Triumph - The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition): Jeremy Schaap

Triumph - The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)

Jeremy Schaap; Narrated by Michael Kramer

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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.
Drawing on unprecedented access to the Owens family, previously unpublished interviews, and exhaustive archival research, Jeremy Schaap transports us to Nazi Germany to weave this dramatic tale. From the start, American participation in the games was controversial. A boycott, based on reports of Nazi hostility to Jews, was afoot, but it was thwarted by the president of the American Olympic Committee. At the games themselves the plots and intrigues continued: Owens was befriended by a German rival, broad jumper Luz Long, 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.
Like Neal Bascomb's "The Perfect Mile" and David Margolick's "Beyond Glory," "Triumph" captures this momentous episode in sports, and world, history in a nuanced yet page-turning narrative full of drama, suspense, and color.

General

Imprint: Tantor Media Inc.
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2007
First published: March 2007
Authors: Jeremy Schaap
Narrators: Michael Kramer
Dimensions: 137 x 163 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: CD  Standard format
Running time: 450 minutes
Edition: Unabridged edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-4001-0367-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Sport
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations > Olympic games
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Track & field sports, athletics > General
Books > Biography > Sport
LSN: 1-4001-0367-3
Barcode: 9781400103676

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