Jews and the Olympic Games
The Clash Between Sport and Politics; with a Complete Review of Jewish Olympic Medallists
By (author) Paul Taylor
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Jews and the Olympic Games by Paul Taylor
Book DescriptionNo story so richly illustrates the interaction between sport and politics as the story of Jewish athletes and the Games. Each major event at the Games related to the Jews is covered in-depth, including: the story of the Jewish-Hungarian wrestler Karoly Karpati in Berlin, 1936; the German-Jewish high-jumper Gretel Bergmann, who was callously exploited, then discarded, by the Germans; the American sprinters, Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller; and the legendary Mark Spitz. From the first Olympics in Athens in 1896, through to the disasters and triumphs of Munich 1972 and beyond, Jews and the Olympic Games, which features a list of the more-than 250 Jewish medallists at the Games, is a powerful account of the conflict between sport and politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781903900888
(155mm x 230mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Sussex Academic Press
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul Taylor
Condition, Paperback (August 2015)View all books by Paul Taylor
Anyone writing about a work of art needs to establish at the outset how much it has changed since it was first made. This simple, informative and pracrical book, full of fascinating and revelatory photography, will take the reader through both the techniques and media of art and the techniques and media of its investigation and restoration.
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Author Biography - Paul Taylor
After a career teaching Philosophy at universities in South Africa, contributing articles to academic journals (mainly on the philosophy of literature and the philosophy of mind), and writing commissioned pieces for Blackwells, Routledge and Oxford University Press, Paul Taylor has turned his hand to sports writing. This is the first of a number of planned writing projects.
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