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Berlin Games: How the Nazis Stole the Olympic Dream Paperback – Illustrated, 1 August 2007

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  • Publisher : Harper Perennial; Illustrated edition (1 August 2007)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0060874139
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0060874131
  • Dimensions : 13.49 x 2.29 x 20.32 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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"[Walter's] rigorous journalism relies on succinct summations of his characters' histories, which prove both even-handed and generous."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"[Walter's] writes with a journalist's precision and a novelist's dramatic flair"--Booklist

A diligent researcher, Walters also has a journalist's eye for a story.--Financial Times

A meticulous and often vivacious account of the events surrounding Hitler's propaganda coup in 1936--The Times (London)

At its heart, this book emphasises the dark hypocrisy that underpins much of the IOC's behaviour then and since--The Press

Walters has done a tremendous amount of digging in the archives...the result is lively, often humorous and frequently moving.--Daily Telegraph (London)

A book of range and quality.--Times Literary Supplement (London)

A fascinating story of political and sporting intrigue, backed by the fruits of impeccable research--The Argus

A rich, entertaining and sobering narrative--Melbourne Age

Nothing short of riveting...This is a work of real significance.--Scotland on Sunday

About the Author

Guy Walters is the author of The Traitor, The Leader, The Occupation, and The Colditz Legacy, all of which were bestsellers in the U.K., and coeditor of The Voice of War, an anthology of World War II memoirs. A regular contributor on historical subjects for the Daily Mail, Walters was a journalist for The Times (London) for eight years, where he worked as a feature writer and commissioning editor. He is married to the author Annabel Venning and they have two children.

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