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The Nazi Olympics

Author: Richard D Mandell
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1987.
Series: Sports and society.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : Illini Books edView all editions and formats
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This book is an expose of one of the most bizarre festivals in sport history. It provides portraits of key figures including Adolf Hitler, Jesse Owens, Leni Riefenstahl, Helen Stephens, Kee Chung Sohn, and Avery Brundage. It also conveys the charade that reinforced and mobilized the hysterical patriotism of the German masses.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard D Mandell
ISBN: 0252013255 9780252013256
OCLC Number: 14187650
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 1st ed. New York : Macmillan, 1971. With new pref.
Description: xxviii, 316 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: The Olympics revived --
The German atmosphere --
Sportsmanship and Nazi Olympism --
Three preludes --
Festivals, symbols --
All sports --
Heroes --
Villains, victims --
The Olympics preserved --
Farewells, conclusions.
Series Title: Sports and society.
Responsibility: Richard D. Mandell.

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This book is an expose of one of the most bizarre festivals in sport history. It provides portraits of key figures including Adolf Hitler, Jesse Owens, Leni Riefenstahl, Helen Stephens, Kee Chung Sohn, and Avery Brundage. It also conveys the charade that reinforced and mobilized the hysterical patriotism of the German masses.

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