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Hitler's Olympics : the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games

Author: Christopher Hilton
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Berlin Olympic Games have their 70th anniversary in 2006. Hitler's Olympics creates a vivid account of the disputes, personalities and events of what was one of the largest propaganda exercises in history. The success of black American Owens allowed the Nazis to claim that their policies were not racist--and it was the Americans who were accused of anti-semitism."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hilton
ISBN: 0750942924 9780750942928
OCLC Number: 65468539
Description: ix, 244 pages, [16] pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Maps --
1. Man at the centre of the world --
2. Poisoned chalice --
3. No Jews or dogs allowed --
4. Stormy waters --
5. Light my fire --
6. War games --
7. The Führer and the runner --
8. Bitter taste --
9. Last shot fired --
10. Village people --
Notes --
Statistics --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Christopher Hilton.
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The Berlin Olympic Games, which remain the most controversial ever held, have their 70th anniversary in August 2006. Using newspapers, diaries and interviews to recreate the atmosphere during the  Read more...

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