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Games of deception : the true story of the first U.S. Olympic basketball team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany

Author: Andrew Maraniss
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The true story of the birth of Olympic basketball at the 1936 Summer Games in Hitler's Germany"--
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Genre/Form: Young adult literature
Informational works
History
Juvenile works
Young adult non-fiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Maraniss
ISBN: 9780525514633 0525514635 9781713701095 171370109X 9780525514657 0525514651
OCLC Number: 1085638154
Awards: Sydney Taylor Middle Grade Honor book, 2020.
American Library Association Notable Children's Book, February 2020.
Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies, 2020.
Target Audience: Ages 12 up; Grades 7-9
Description: 217 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: One man stood alone --
A sinister fac̦ade --
Inventing a game --
Do good and be pure --
Man on a mission --
The boycott question --
Meddling in the Olympics --
Mirror, mirror --
Hollywood stars --
Unrefined --
Big time --
Choices --
On their own --
You can't beat fun --
Welcome to Germany --
The anvil and the hammer --
The grandest show --
Village people --
Witnesses to history --
Neutral zone --
110,000 bored Germans --
Tournament time --
Strangest game ever --
Center of the universe --
Full circle --
Afterword: Putting the pieces together --
All-time Olympic basketball results. 1936 Team USA roster ; 1936 Berlin Olympics: day-by-day.
Other Titles: True story of the first U.S. Olympic basketball team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany
Responsibility: Andrew Maraniss.

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"The true story of the birth of Olympic basketball at the 1936 Summer Games in Hitler's Germany"--

On a scorching hot day in July 1936, thousands of people cheered as the U.S. Olympic teams boarded the SS Manhattan, bound for Berlin. Among the athletes were the fourteen players representing the first-ever U.S. Olympic basketball team. As thousands of supporters waved American flags on the docks, it was easy to miss the one courageous man holding a Boycott Nazi Germany sign. But it was too late for a boycott now; the ship had already left the harbor. 1936 was a turbulent time in world history. Adolf Hitler had gained power in Germany three years earlier. Jewish people and political opponents of the Nazis were the targets of vicious mistreatment, yet were unaware of the horrors that awaited them in the coming years. But the Olympians on board the SS Manhattan and other international visitors wouldn't see any signs of trouble in Berlin. Streets were swept, storefronts were painted, and every German citizen greeted them with a smile. Like a movie set,it was all just a facade, meant to distract from the terrible things happening behind the scenes. This is the incredible true story of basketball from its invention by James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891 to the sport's Olympic debut in Berlin and the eclectic mix of people, events, and propaganda on both sides of the Atlantic that made it all possible. --

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More Praise for Games of Deception:"Maraniss's well-researched book includes many period photographs that enhance the narrative. VERDICT This book is a smart read-alike for fans of Daniel James Read more...

 
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