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Triumph

The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics

Triumph( )
Author: Schaap, Jeremy
ISBN:978-0-547-52726-0
Publication Date:Mar 2015
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers
Imprint:Mariner Books
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

At the 1936 Olympics, against a backdrop of swastikas and goose-stepping storm troopers, an African-American son of sharecroppers won a staggering four gold medals and single-handedly demonstrated that Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy was a lie. The story of Jesse Owens at the Berlin games is that of an athletic performance that transcends sports. It is also the intimate and complex tale of one remarkable man's courage. Drawing on unprecedented access to the Owens family,...
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