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The Resource Nazi games : the Olympics of 1936, David Clay Large

Nazi games : the Olympics of 1936, David Clay Large

Label
Nazi games : the Olympics of 1936
Title
Nazi games
Title remainder
the Olympics of 1936
Statement of responsibility
David Clay Large
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Athletics and politics collide in a critical event for Nazi Germany and the contemporary world. The Olympic festival was a crucial part of the Nazi regime's mobilization of power. The torch relay--that staple of Olympic pageantry--first opened the summer games in 1936 in Berlin. Proposed by the Nazi Propaganda Ministry, the relay was to carry the symbolism of a new Germany across its route through southeastern and central Europe. Soon after, the Wehrmacht would march in jackboots over the same terrain. This book offers a blend of history and sport: it includes an account of the international effort to boycott the games, derailed by the American Olympic Committee. It also recounts the dazzling athletic feats of these Olympics, including Jesse Owens's four gold-medal performances, and the marathon victory of Korean runner Kitei Son, with the Rising Sun of imperial Japan on his bib.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.48
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV722 1936
LC item number
.L37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Nazi games : the Olympics of 1936, David Clay Large
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-377) and index
Contents
Introduction : a bridge to the ancient Greeks? -- "Faster, higher, stronger" : the modern Olympics from Athens to Amsterdam -- Enter the Nazis -- Boycott Berlin! -- The winter games -- On to Berlin -- "Holy flame, burn" : the ceremonial games -- "Darktown parade" : track and field -- Of pools, mats, rings, and rough waters -- Olympia -- Epilogue : "the games must go on"
Control code
ocm77485879
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 401 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393058840
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006101366
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) 919547
Label
Nazi games : the Olympics of 1936, David Clay Large
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-377) and index
Contents
Introduction : a bridge to the ancient Greeks? -- "Faster, higher, stronger" : the modern Olympics from Athens to Amsterdam -- Enter the Nazis -- Boycott Berlin! -- The winter games -- On to Berlin -- "Holy flame, burn" : the ceremonial games -- "Darktown parade" : track and field -- Of pools, mats, rings, and rough waters -- Olympia -- Epilogue : "the games must go on"
Control code
ocm77485879
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 401 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393058840
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006101366
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) 919547

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