No 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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(155mm x 230mm x 15mm)
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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.