Triumph

Author: Jeremy Schaap
Editor: HMH
ISBN: 0547527268
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This New York Times–bestselling author’s account of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin offers a “vivid portrait not just of Owens but of ’30s Germany and America” (Sports Illustrated). 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, single-handedly falsifying Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy. 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 Drawing on unprecedented access to the Owens family, previously unpublished interviews, and archival research, Jeremy Schaap transports us to Germany and tells the dramatic tale of Owens and his fellow athletes at the contest dubbed the Nazi Olympics. With incisive reporting and rich storytelling, Schaap reveals what really happened over those tense, exhilarating weeks in a “snappy and dramatic” work of sports history (Publishers Weekly). “A remarkable job of tackling a complex subject and bringing it to life.” —John Feinstein “Add[s] even more luster to the indelibly heroic achievements of Jesse Owens.” —Ken Burns
Triumph
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Jeremy Schaap
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-03 - Publisher: HMH

This New York Times–bestselling author’s account of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin offers a “vivid portrait not just of Owens but of ’30s Germany and America” (Sports Illustrated). At the 1936 Olympics, against a backdrop of swastikas and goose-stepping storm troopers, an African American son of sharecroppers won a staggering
Triumph: Jesse Owens And Hitler's Olympics
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Jeremy Schaap
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-09 - Publisher: Head of Zeus

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
Defying Hitler
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Nel Yomtov
Categories: African American track and field athletes
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher: Capstone

At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, the last thing Adolf Hitler expected was to see a black man compete and win. But Jesse Owens didn't just win. He was dominant in the track and field events, winning four gold medals and helping to set a world record. Now,
Berlin 1936
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Oliver Hilmes
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher: Other Press, LLC

During the games the Nazi dictatorship was in many ways put on hold, and Berlin 1936 offers a last glimpse of the vibrant and diverse life in the German capital in the 1920s and 30s that the Nazis wanted to destroy.
Jesse Owens
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Chrs McDougall
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-01 - Publisher: ABDO

Relates the story of the Olympic champ who had a huge impact on how African Americans were perceived, both at home and around the world.