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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

Label
Dangerous games : Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics
Title
Dangerous games
Title remainder
Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics
Statement of responsibility
Larry Writer
Title variation
Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This dramatic tale tells the true story of the twenty nine Australian amateur sportsmen and four 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
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.
Tone
Writing style
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10641918
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Writer, Larry
Dewey number
796.48
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olympic Games
  • Olympics
  • Olympic athletes
  • Olympics
  • Athletes
  • Athletes
  • National socialism and sports
  • Olympics
  • National socialism and sports
  • Propaganda
  • Olympics
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics
Label
Dangerous games : Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics, Larry Writer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Record machine-generated from publisher information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliograpical references (pages 335-338)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Berlin Wins The Games -- 2.On Your Marks -- 3.The Class Of '36 -- 4.Darkness Descending -- 5.Amateur Hour -- 6.Boycott Berlin! -- 7.All At Sea -- 8.Into The Lair -- 9.Bells, Whistles And A Grand Arena -- 10.Settling In -- 11.Innocents Abroad -- 12.Olympic Countdown -- 13.The Opening Ceremony -- 14.Days Of Grace And Fury -- 15.The Dying Flame -- 16.Behind The Mask -- 17.Sifting The Wreckage -- 18.Finish Lines
Control code
000054855840
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743319383
Lccn
2017381731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)907640437
Label
Dangerous games : Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics, Larry Writer
Publication
Copyright
Note
Record machine-generated from publisher information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliograpical references (pages 335-338)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Berlin Wins The Games -- 2.On Your Marks -- 3.The Class Of '36 -- 4.Darkness Descending -- 5.Amateur Hour -- 6.Boycott Berlin! -- 7.All At Sea -- 8.Into The Lair -- 9.Bells, Whistles And A Grand Arena -- 10.Settling In -- 11.Innocents Abroad -- 12.Olympic Countdown -- 13.The Opening Ceremony -- 14.Days Of Grace And Fury -- 15.The Dying Flame -- 16.Behind The Mask -- 17.Sifting The Wreckage -- 18.Finish Lines
Control code
000054855840
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743319383
Lccn
2017381731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)907640437

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