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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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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1950-
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Writer, Larry
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Olympic Games
  • Olympics
  • National socialism and sports
  • Propaganda
Target audience
adult
Label
Dangerous games : Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics, Larry Writer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
42548342
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xii, 501 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781459696037
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42548342
  • (Sirsi) 42548342
Label
Dangerous games : Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics, Larry Writer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
42548342
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xii, 501 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781459696037
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42548342
  • (Sirsi) 42548342

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