Games of deception : the true story of the first U.S. Olympic basketball team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany
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New York : Philomel Books, 2019.
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217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Round Rock Public Library - Young Adult Collections (1st floor)  1 available
YA 796.48 MAR 2019

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English
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0525514635, 9780525514633
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UG
Level 8.8, 8 Points

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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On a scorching hot day in 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. As thousands of supporters waved American flags on the docks, it was easy to miss the one courageous man holding a BOYCOTT NAZI GERMANY sign. But it was too late for a boycott now; the ship had already left the harbor. 1936 was a turbulent time in world history. Adolf Hitler had gained power in Germany three years earlier. Jewish people and political opponents of the Nazis were the targets of vicious mistreatment, yet were unaware of the horrors that awaited them in the coming years. But the Olympians on board the S.S. Manhattan and other international visitors wouldn't see any signs of trouble in Berlin. Streets were swept, storefronts were painted, and every German citizen greeted them with a smile. Like a movie set, it was all just a facade, meant to distract from the terrible things happening behind the scenes. This is the incredible true story of basketball, from its invention by James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891, to the sport's Olympic debut in Berlin and the eclectic mix of people, events and propaganda on both sides of the Atlantic that made it all possible.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Maraniss, A. (2019). Games of deception: the true story of the first U.S. Olympic basketball team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany . Philomel Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Maraniss, Andrew. 2019. Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team At the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany. New York: Philomel Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Maraniss, Andrew. Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team At the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany New York: Philomel Books, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Maraniss, Andrew. Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team At the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany Philomel Books, 2019.

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