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Nazi games : the Olympics of 1936

Author: David Clay Large
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Clay Large
ISBN: 9780393058840 0393058840
OCLC Number: 77485879
Description: xiii, 401 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction : A bridge to the ancient Greeks? --
1. "Faster, higher, stronger" : the modern Olympics from Athens to Amsterdam --
2. Enter the Nazis --
3. Boycott Berlin! --
4. The winter games --
5. On to Berlin --
6. "Holy flame, burn" : the ceremonial games --
7. "Darktown parade" : track and field --
8. Of pools, mats, rings and rough waters --
9. Olympia --
Epilogue : "The games must go on" --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: David Clay Large.
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The torch relay - that staple of Olympic pageantry - first opened the summer games in 1936 Berlin. The Olympic festival was a crucial part of the Nazi regime's mobilisation of power. This title  Read more...

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