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...nningham, as well as their reception by the German people during their participation in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. It addresses the titanic fight between the fascist Nazis and democracy, and how politics and sports are inseparable. Walters used Jesse Owens: An American Life by J. William Baker in 1986, and The Berlin Olympics, 1936: Black American Athletes Counter Nazi Propaganda The Berlin Olympics, 1936: Black American Athletes Counter Nazi Propaganda by Franklin Watts in 1975. This source addresses the German public’s reaction to the arrival and performance of Jesse Owens, as well as the Nazis “hands-off” attitude towards Owens’ monumental feats. Views from both the radical Nazis and some of the neutral spectators create a complete compilation of German reactions overall.
Wels, Susan. The Olympic Spirit: 100 Years of the Games. Del Mar: Tehabi Books, 1995. Print.
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