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Jews and the Olympic Games. Sport: A Springboard for Minorities.

Mayer, Paul Yogi.

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ISBN 10: 0853035164 / ISBN 13: 9780853035169
Published by Vallentine Mitchell, London, 2004
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Octavo in dust jacket, xvi, 256 pp., b/w photos, lists, documents, bibliography, index Foreword by Sir Martin Gilbert. Bookseller Inventory # 55997

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Title: Jews and the Olympic Games. Sport: A ...

Publisher: Vallentine Mitchell, London

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Softbound

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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In the last century young Jews, particularly in Central Europe, found that they had the new and exhilarating opportunity to give expression to their physical talents and energy. How they and their successors grasped it is the theme of this engaging book, the fruits of the author's lifelong research and enthusiasm. Even after the Holocaust, Jews were among the outstanding Olympians, and over 400 Jewish medallists from the first modern Games in Athens in 1896 to the Sydney Millennium Games. However, this is not merely a book of record and records, names and events. Yogi Mayer has drawn on his own memories as an athlete, coach, educator and sports journalist to create a compelling, illustrated eyewitness account. He has known many of the athletes who are featured in the book and he describes their personalities, virtues, weaknesses and, in some cases, tragic fates.

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One of Britain's most distinguished historians, Martin Gilbert was knighted in 1995. A fellow of Merton College, Oxford, he is also the official biographer of Winston Churchill. Among his books are "The Holocaust, The Second World War, Churchill: A Life, Auschwitz and the Allies, The First World War, "and "Never Again."

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