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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, 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: History
Informational works
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Maraniss
ISBN: 9780525514633 0525514635
OCLC Number: 1085638154
Target Audience: Ages 12 up; Grades 7-9
Description: 217 pages : illustrations ; 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.
Responsibility: Andrew Maraniss.

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