The Resource Dangerous games : Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics, Larry Writer

Dangerous games : Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics, Larry Writer

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Dangerous games : Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics
Title
Dangerous games
Title remainder
Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics
Statement of responsibility
Larry Writer
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dangerous Games drops us into a front row seat at the 100,000-capacity Olympic stadium to witness some of the finest sporting performances of all time - most famously the African American runner Jesse Owens, who eclipsed the best athletes the Nazis could pit against him in every event he entered. The Australians, with their antiquated training regimes and amateur ethos, valiantly confronted the intensely focused athletes of Germany, the United States and Japan. Behind the scenes was cut-throat wheeling and dealing, defiance of Hitler, and warm friendships among athletes. What they did and saw in Berlin that hot, rainy summer influenced all that came after until their dying days. This is a tale of innocents abroad. Thirty-three athletes left Australia in May 1936 to compete in the Hitler Olympics in Berlin. Believing sporting competition was the best antidote to tyranny, they put their qualms on hold. Anything to be part of the greatest show on earth
Summary
This dramatic tale tells the true story of the twenty-nine Australian amateur sportsmen and three sportswomen who left Circular Quay on the SS Mongolia in May 1936 and paid their own way to represent their country at the 'Hitler Olympics'. Using diaries, personal papers, media reports and accounts from family members, along with striking photos from the athletes' own collections, Dangerous Games recreates the tension of heats and races; offers a rich picture of life in the Olympic village; and shows how athletes came to realise Hitler's political manipulation of the Games. It reveals the depths of the behind-the-scenes, cutthroat wheeling and dealing, and the heights of American black runner Jesse Owen's gold medal triumph. It also recognises the actions of our individual Australian team members, some of whom went on to become public figures or war heroes, who believed that sport was the antidote to tyranny.
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10641918
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
Characteristic
sound
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Writer, Larry
Dewey number
796.4809043
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Olympics
  • National socialism and sports
  • Propaganda
Target audience
adult
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Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics
Label
Dangerous games : Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics, Larry Writer
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https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=AAU_127144&b2bSite=1545
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Publication
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Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781925267587
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781925267587
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Dangerous games : Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics, Larry Writer
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=AAU_127144&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781925267587
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781925267587
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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