Berlin Games: How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream by Guy Walters

Berlin Games: How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream by Guy Walters

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The compelling history of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games - a cauldron of discord that forecast the horrors of the Second World War

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The 1936 Olympic Games, held in Berlin, was the most political sporting encounter of the twentieth century. It was famed for its spirit of ferocious competition and the rise of legends such as Jesse Owens. But it also forecast the horrors of World War Two and served as a crucible for these dark forces. The Berlin Games brought together athletes, politicians, socialites, diplomats, journalists, soldiers and artists from all over the world. It was the last time they would meet in peace. But hostilities bubbled below the surface as Hitler determined the Games would showcase Nazi prowess and athletes became pawns in his political game. From the fascinating set-piece of the Games, Guy Walters stretches story across a broad canvas, placing those crucial weeks in August in the wider context of the 30s. With Second World War expertise and brilliant narrative flair, Guy Walters brings a wide cast of characters and complex political situation thrillingly alive.

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SKU GOR001966415
Title Berlin Games: How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream
Author By (author) Guy Walters
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher John Murray General Publishing Division
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 384
ISBN 10 0719567831
ISBN 13 9780719567834
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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The 1936 Olympic Games, held in Berlin, was the most political sporting encounter of the twentieth century. It was famed for its spirit of ferocious competition and the rise of legends such as Jesse Owens. But it also forecast the horrors of World War Two and served as a crucible for these dark forces. The Berlin Games brought together athletes, politicians, socialites, diplomats, journalists, soldiers and artists from all over the world. It was the last time they would meet in peace. But hostilities bubbled below the surface as Hitler determined the Games would showcase Nazi prowess and athletes became pawns in his political game. From the fascinating set-piece of the Games, Guy Walters stretches story across a broad canvas, placing those crucial weeks in August in the wider context of the 30s. With Second World War expertise and brilliant narrative flair, Guy Walters brings a wide cast of characters and complex political situation thrillingly alive.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001966415
Title Berlin Games: How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream
Author By (author) Guy Walters
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher John Murray General Publishing Division
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 384
ISBN 10 0719567831
ISBN 13 9780719567834
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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