Berlin Games: How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream
The 1936 Berlin Olympics brought together athletes, politicians, socialites, journalists, soldiers and artists from all over the world. But behind the scenes, they were a dress rehearsal for the horrors of the forthcoming conflict.
Hitler had secretly decided the Games would showcase Nazi prowess and the unwitting athletes became helpless pawns in his sinister political game. Berlin Games explores the machinations of a wide cast of characters, including sexually incontinent Nazis, corrupt Olympic officials, transvestite athletes and the mythic figure of Jesse Owens. By illuminating the dark, controversial recesses of the world's greatest sporting spectacle, Guy Walters throws shocking new light on the whole of Europe's troubled pre-war period.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pastmaster - LibraryThing
Good fundaes. Fast read. Too biased. No shades of grey. Author's already decided the heroes and the villians and ensures that you think the same as well. Could have had more photogrpahs. Read full review
Berlin Games: how the Nazi's stole the Olympic dreamUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
An iconic cast of athletes and political figures shares an international stage in this complex and engaging account of the planning, execution, and aftermath of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin ... Read full review