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The Resource How Hitler hijacked world sport : the World Cup, the Olympics, the Heavyweight Championship and the Grand Prix, Christopher Hilton

How Hitler hijacked world sport : the World Cup, the Olympics, the Heavyweight Championship and the Grand Prix, Christopher Hilton

Label
How Hitler hijacked world sport : the World Cup, the Olympics, the Heavyweight Championship and the Grand Prix
Title
How Hitler hijacked world sport
Title remainder
the World Cup, the Olympics, the Heavyweight Championship and the Grand Prix
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hilton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'"Adolf Hitler understood the importance of sport, and exercised his malign and dangerous influence to try to co-opt it for the Nazi cause. He intended to own the Olympic movement, housing it permanently in Berlin from 1940 in a stadium seating 450,000 people. His hijack of the 1936 Games remains one of sport's most controversial events. Austria was forced to withdraw from the 1938 football World Cup just days before it started because the country no longer existed. The boxing matches between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling in 1936 and 1938 came to represent democracy versus fascism. German technology crushed all comers in Grand Prix racing, as well as the Isle of Man TT. Hitler even set up a government ministry to use physical fitness to prepare the population for war. He understood that sport has many uses: this is how he used it." --Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hilton, Christopher
Dewey number
306.4/83/0943
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV706.35
LC item number
.H55 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • National socialism and sports
  • Sports and state
Label
How Hitler hijacked world sport : the World Cup, the Olympics, the Heavyweight Championship and the Grand Prix, Christopher Hilton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [190]-191)
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The players -- 2. The inheritance -- 3. Secrets of power -- 4. Just one Jew -- 5. Olympic heights -- 6. Tormented tennis -- 7. Bombed -- 8. Last lap in Belgrade -- 9. End game -- 10. If-
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
191 p.
Isbn
9780752459257
Lccn
2012453452
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn767565447
  • (OCoLC)767565447
Label
How Hitler hijacked world sport : the World Cup, the Olympics, the Heavyweight Championship and the Grand Prix, Christopher Hilton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [190]-191)
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The players -- 2. The inheritance -- 3. Secrets of power -- 4. Just one Jew -- 5. Olympic heights -- 6. Tormented tennis -- 7. Bombed -- 8. Last lap in Belgrade -- 9. End game -- 10. If-
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
191 p.
Isbn
9780752459257
Lccn
2012453452
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn767565447
  • (OCoLC)767565447

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