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Inhaltsangabe: "I'm afraid the Nazis have succeeded with their propaganda." - William Shirer's diary, August 16, 1936. The Berlin Olympic Games, which remain the most controversial ever held, have their 70th anniversary in August 2006. "Hitler's Olympics" creates a vivid account of the disputes, the personalities and the events which made these Games so memorable. Ironically, the choice of Germany as the host nation for the 1936 Olympics was intended to signal its return to the world community after defeat in World War I. In actuality, Hitler intended the Berlin Games to be an advertisement for Germany as he was creating it, and they became one of the largest propaganda exercises in history. Two Germans Jews competed in the Games while the most memorable achievement was that of black American Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals. Ultimately, however, Germany was the overall biggest medal winner. The popular success of Owens allowed the Nazis to claim that their policies had no racial element and charges of anti-semitism which did arise were levelled at the Americans. In this stunning and important book, Christopher Hilton uses newspapers, diaries and interviews to recreate the unique atmosphere during the XIth Olympiad.
About the Author: Christopher Hilton is a writer and journalist. He has written more than twenty books, including The Wall: The People's Story (Sutton 2001), The Women's War: Voices from September 11 (Sutton, 2002) and Mayflower: The Voyage that Changed the World (Sutton, 2005). He lives in Hertfordshire.
Titel: Hitler's Olympics: The 1936 Berlin Olympic ...
Verlag: The History Press
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung The History Press, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0005987146
Buchbeschreibung The History Press, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used; Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1354951
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Pub Ltd, UK, 2006. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. Dust jacket complete, unclipped. Original cloth boards with bright gilt titling on spine. No ownership marks. Photographs on plates. 244 pages clean and tight. THE BERLIN OLYMPIC GAMES remain the most controversial ever held. Drawing on the author's interviews with spectators and athletes, as well as contemporary reports in newspapers and diaries, Hitler's Olympics is the full story of the Games: a vivid account of the disputes, personalities and events which made the XIth Olympiad so memorable. The choice of Germany as host nation in 1936 carried a terrible irony: the 1916 Games had been given to Berlin in a- bid to avert a European conflict. The 1936 Games, awarded before Hitler came to power, were to be a celebration of peace and recompense for 1916. In reality they would he distorted into a Nazi propaganda exercise. Christopher Hilton examines the threatened boycotts, particularly in the United States, and shows, from his personal interview with her, how Gretel Bergmann - the token Jew in the German Olympic Learn - was used as a `sop to foreign critics*4' but was dropped at the last minute. Through Gretel, the author reveals the extraordinary story of her room-mate in the Olympic village `Dora Ratjen' - a teenage boy forced by the Nazis to compete in the women's high jump. Hitler's Olympics looks at the real reason Hitler would not shake Jesse Owens's hand and why the US dropped two Jews from their relay team on the day of the race. It delves into the role of women in Nazi sport through the memories of female athletes and recounts the stark contrast in treatment experienced by black American athletes - feted in Berlin and segregated back home. Christopher Hilton's dramatic book begins in 1931, when the Olympic Games were awarded to Germany, and reveals what happened to the leading participants afterwards. It contains a wealth of detail, with largely unseen photographs, and is the complete account of the Berlin Olympic Games. Size: 8vo. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 140215
Buchbeschreibung Sutton, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Hardback; very good in very good dustjacket. ; The story of the XIth Olympiad, based on interviews with spectators and atheletes, contemporary newspaper reports and diaries. Illustrated. ; 244 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 44447
Buchbeschreibung The History Press, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0750942924
Buchbeschreibung Stroud : Sutton, 2006. Hardcover. Dustjacket. ix, 244 p.,  p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. Condition : very good copy. ISBN 0750942924[KEYWORDS: HISTORY*, Germany, Olympic Games. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 207144
Buchbeschreibung The History Press, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020750942924
Buchbeschreibung The History Press, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Like New. Almost new condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010750942924
Buchbeschreibung The History Press, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Never used!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110750942924
Buchbeschreibung The History Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 0750942924 Like New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LN7.0305162