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Description - Triumph: Jesse Owens And Hitler's Olympics by Jeremy Schaap

The remarkable behind-the-scenes story of Jesse Owens' triumphs at Hitler's Olympics: a defining moment in sports and world history.

The remarkable behind-the-scenes story of one of the most iconic clashes in sports and world history.

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.

This is the incredible true story of one of the moment a black athlete beat Hitler at his own games.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781784081690
ISBN-10: 1784081698
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Head of Zeus
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jeremy Schaap

Jeremy Schaap is an ESPN anchor and sports correspondent. His work has been published in Sports Illustrated, Time and the New York Times. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller CINDERELLA MAN.

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