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Olympic Gold 1936 : How the Image of Jesse Owens Crushed Hitler's Evil Myth
by Michael Burgan


Overview - Jesse Owens' gold-medal winning feats at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin struck a mighty propaganda blow against Adolf Hitler. The Nazi leader had planned to use the German games as a showcase of supposed Aryan superiority. Instead, there was American black athlete Owens on the podium being photographed by Hitler's personal photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Jesse Owens' gold-medal winning feats at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin struck a mighty propaganda blow against Adolf Hitler. The Nazi leader had planned to use the German games as a showcase of supposed Aryan superiority. Instead, there was American black athlete Owens on the podium being photographed by Hitler's personal photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann. In addition, Owens would figure prominently in the groundbreaking film Olympia by Hitler's favorite director Leni Riefenstahl. Photo and film captured Owens' stunning success and revealed how wrong Hitler was in his beliefs.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780756555320
  • ISBN-10: 0756555329
  • Publisher: Compass Point Books
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 64
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-12
  • Dimensions: 10 x 8.9 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds

Series: Captured History Sports

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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States/General

 
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