Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Nazi Games

Author: David Clay Large   
Stars: 5
Review by: MApgar

The 1936 Berlin Olympics - how it came about, the absolutely racist bugger in the Olympic Committee that kept overlooking Nazi policies and disciplining those that spoke up, and the athletes themselves. While he downplays Jesse Owens' contributions a bit much overall he does a great service by not focusing entirely on him and also giving a lot of space to Jewish athletes especially, which I found many like books don't do. Balances things basically so it is not all him or the rowing team.

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