Andrew Maraniss - Games of Deception

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Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 6:00pm

The game of basketball was first developed in the late 1800s as an indoor activity to play during winter at the YMCA in Springfield, MA. It soon spread around the world. Basketball became a medal sport for the first time for 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Adolf Hitler, saw basketball as a way to showcase his country’s athletic superiority. The game’s origins and the dangerous political climate leading up to the 1936 Games are vividly illuminated as are the effects that rampant nationalism and anti-Semitism had on both athletics and politics. The fast-paced, engaging text is sure to enthrall sports fans and history buffs alike, as well as anyone searching for a gripping true story. Ages 12 and up.

 

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Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525514633
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Published: Philomel Books - November 5th, 2019

Strong Inside (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of How Perry Wallace Broke College Basketball's Color Line Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399548345
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Published: Philomel Books - December 20th, 2016

Strong Inside (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of How Perry Wallace Broke College Basketball's Color Line Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781524737276
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Published: Puffin Books - December 26th, 2017

Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780826520241
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Published: Vanderbilt University Press - August 1st, 2016

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