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Triumph - The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics-logo

Triumph - The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics

Jeremy Schaap

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In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers looming, an African American son of sharecroppers set three world records and won an unprecedented four gold medals, single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games is that of a high-profile athlete giving a performance that transcends sports. But it is also the intimate and complex tale of the courage of one remarkable man. Drawing on unprecedented access to the Owens family, previously unpublished interviews, and exhaustive archival research, Jeremy Schaap transports us to Nazi Germany to weave this dramatic tale. From the start, American participation in the games was controversial. A boycott, based on reports of Nazi hostility to Jews, was afoot, but it was thwarted by the president of the American Olympic Committee. At the games themselves the plots and intrigues continued: Owens was befriended by a German rival, broad jumper Luz Long, who helped Owens win the gold medal at his own expense. Two Jewish sprinters were, at the last moment, denied the chance to compete for the United States out of misguided politeness to the Nazi hosts. And a myth was born that Hitler himself had snubbed Owens. Like Neal Bascomb's The Perfect Mile and David Margolick's Beyond Glory, Triumph captures this momentous episode in sports, and world, history in a nuanced yet page-turning narrative full of drama, suspense, and color.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Kramer

Length:

7h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

10:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

48:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

41:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:23