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

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.

 
ISBN978-0-7565-5532-0
6-Pack ISBN978-0-7565-5548-1
GRLZ
Lexile Level1080L
ATOS Level7.3
GenreInformational
Text TypeInformational Text
Text SubtypeCause & Effect
SubjectWorld History, Sports
Page Count64
Copyright2017
SeriesCaptured History Sports
Paperback
Price
$8.95
 


6-Pack
Paperback
Price
$54.70

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Michael Burgan

Michael Burgan

Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection.  Michael has also worked as an editor at Weekly Reader, the classroom news magazine used in schools across the United States. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. When not writing for kids, he enjoys writing plays, and his works have been staged across the United States. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

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