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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

Maraniss, Andrew (author.).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

July 1936. Thousands of people cheered as the U.S. Olympic teams boarded the S.S. Manhattan, bound for Berlin. Among the athletes were the 14 players representing the first-ever U.S. Olympic basketball team. In Germany, Jewish people and political opponents of the Nazis were the targets of vicious mistreatment, but international visitors wouldn't see any signs of trouble in Berlin. Maraniss covers the sport's invention in Massachusetts in 1891 to its Olympic debut in Berlin and the eclectic mix of people, events and propaganda on both sides of the Atlantic that made it all possible. -- adapted from jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker Huntington Branch 796.480943 .M311g 2019 (Text) 37814003344380 YOUNG ADULT - NEW Book None 05/05/2021 Available -
Gilliam County Library JNF 796.480 MARA (Text) 37823000182362 Juvenile Non-Fiction New/High Demand Branch_Only_3months 03/01/2021 Available -
Hood River County Library J 796.480943 MAR (Text) 33892100654939 Children's Non-Fiction Book None 01/08/2020 Available -
Hood River Valley High School Library 796.48 MAR (Text) 33892006085030 Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 01/27/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0525514635
  • ISBN: 9780525514633
  • Physical Description: 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
    print
  • Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: One man stood alone -- A sinister fac╠Žade -- Inventing a game -- Do good and be pure -- Man on a mission -- The boycott question -- Meddling in the Olympics -- Mirror, mirror -- Hollywood stars -- Unrefined -- Big time -- Choices -- On their own -- You can't beat fun -- Welcome to Germany -- The anvil and the hammer -- The grandest show -- Village people -- Witnesses to history -- Neutral zone -- 110,000 bored Germans -- Tournament time -- Strangest game ever -- Center of the universe -- Full circle -- Afterword: Putting the pieces together -- All-time Olympic basketball results. 1936 Team USA roster ; 1936 Berlin Olympics: day-by-day.
Summary, etc.: July 1936. Thousands of people cheered as the U.S. Olympic teams boarded the S.S. Manhattan, bound for Berlin. Among the athletes were the 14 players representing the first-ever U.S. Olympic basketball team. In Germany, Jewish people and political opponents of the Nazis were the targets of vicious mistreatment, but international visitors wouldn't see any signs of trouble in Berlin. Maraniss covers the sport's invention in Massachusetts in 1891 to its Olympic debut in Berlin and the eclectic mix of people, events and propaganda on both sides of the Atlantic that made it all possible. -- adapted from jacket.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 up Philomel Books.
Grades 7-9 Philomel Books.
N.L. Lexile.=611 20 Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany)
Subject: Basketball
Basketball teams United States History 20th century Juvenile literature
Olympics Political aspects Germany Juvenile literature
Olympics History 20th century Juvenile literature
Genre: Informational works.
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