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Triumph: Jesse Owens And Hitler's Olympics
Triumph: Jesse Owens And Hitler's Olympics Jeremy Schaap

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.

Head of Zeus * Sport
09 Oct 2014 * 304pp * £4.49 * 9781784081683
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'Schaap leaves readers with a vivid portrait not just of Owens but of '30s Germany and America.'
Sports Illustrated
Author
Jeremy Schaap
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 bestselling CINDERELLA MAN which became a major motion picture.
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