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The Nazi Olympics


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Germany - the propaganda machine by Arnd Kreuger; United States of America - the crucial battle by Arnd Kreuger; Great Britain - the amateur tradition by Richard Holt; France - liberty equality and the pursuit of fraternity by William Murray; Italy - Mussolini's boys at Hitler's Olympics by Gigliola Gori; Japan - the future in the past by Tetsuo Nakamura; Finland - the promised land of Olympic sports by Leena Laine; Sweden - business as usual by Lars-Olof Wilander; Norway - Germany the Nazis and a small neighbour by Matti Goksjr; Denmark - living with reality by Jrn Hansen; Netherlands - in the shadow of big brother by Andr e Swijtink.

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The preparation and presentation of the Nazi Olympics as seen by the host country and by the main competing countries.

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Arnd Kruger, a professor of sport science and head of the Sport and Society Section at Georg-August Universitat in Goettingen, is the author of more than twenty books. He is also a former Olympian and has served as president of the European Committee for the History of Sports. William Murray, a Reader in History at La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia, is the author of The World's Game: A History of Soccer and The Old Firm: Sectarianism, Sport, and Society in Scotland, as well as several articles on sport and politics in the 1930s.


ADVANCE "It's a pleasure to read the work of writers who really know their topic. This collection contains some masterful essays which impress the reader with their depth of information and their balanced judgments. There's real drama here and important questions to ask and answer." -- Allen Guttmann, author of The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games

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