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Triumph

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Triumph (Book - Jeremy Schaap)

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
67476
publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
genre:
Nonfiction, Biography, Sports

We gave it a B-

Jeremy Schaap’s Triump is a recap of the Berlin Olympics, including the mythology surrounding Jesse Owens’ encounter with Adolf Hitler.

Fun Fact
Owens campaigned for Republican Alf Landon in 1936, saying, ”Hitler didn’t snub me — it was [FDR] who snubbed me. The president didn’t even send me a telegram.”

Final Score
There’s still an untold story: Schaap relies on U.S. sportswriters, virtually ignoring German accounts. B-

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