Jeff Labrecque
January 19, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

Triumph (Book - Jeremy Schaap)

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Jeremy Schaap
publisher
Houghton Mifflin
genre
Nonfiction, Biography, Sports

We gave it a B-

Jeremy Schaap’s Triump is a recap of the Berlin Olympics, including the mythology surrounding Jesse Owens’ encounter with Adolf Hitler.

Fun Fact
Owens campaigned for Republican Alf Landon in 1936, saying, ”Hitler didn’t snub me — it was [FDR] who snubbed me. The president didn’t even send me a telegram.”

Final Score
There’s still an untold story: Schaap relies on U.S. sportswriters, virtually ignoring German accounts. B-

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