Triumph: Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics

CD - unabridged
(8 CDs)
Product Number: CX2857
Released: 01 Apr, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471295454
Narrator(s): Jeff Harding
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers goose-stepping, an African-American athlete won a staggering four Olympic gold medals. Jesse Owens, the son of sharecroppers, had single-handedly crushed Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the 1936 games is that of a high-profile athlete giving a performance that transcends sports. But it is also the intimate and complex tale of the courage of one remarkable man.

Author(s): Jeremy Schaap
Original Publish Date: 01 Apr, 2015

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Large Print
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Author(s): Jeremy Schaap
Product Number LP3499
Released: 01 May, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781471294587
eAudio
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Author(s): Jeremy Schaap
Narrator(s): Jeff Harding
Product Number TCM818
Released: 01 Jul, 2015
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781471298295

Professional reviews

"'Schaap leaves readers with a vivid portrait not just of Owens but of '30s Germany and America' SPORTS ILLUSTRATED With his incisive reporting and rich storytelling, Schaap reveals what really happened over those tense, exhilarating weeks in a nuanced and riveting work of sports history."

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