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Not Just a Game

Not Just a Game It is as track star Dietrich Becker trains for the Berlin Olympics Supported by his wife and an unknown benefactor Dietrich is hiding a dangerous secret he is Jewish But when he unexpectedly los

  • Title: Not Just a Game
  • Author: Doug Zipes
  • ISBN: 9781491790274
  • Page: 475
  • Format: ebook
  • It is 1936 as track star Dietrich Becker trains for the Berlin Olympics Supported by his wife and an unknown benefactor, Dietrich is hiding a dangerous secret he is Jewish But when he unexpectedly loses to the legendary Jesse Owens, a humiliated Dietrich crumbles under overwhelming pressure and makes a decision that changes everything Thirty six years later, Dietrich sIt is 1936 as track star Dietrich Becker trains for the Berlin Olympics Supported by his wife and an unknown benefactor, Dietrich is hiding a dangerous secret he is Jewish But when he unexpectedly loses to the legendary Jesse Owens, a humiliated Dietrich crumbles under overwhelming pressure and makes a decision that changes everything Thirty six years later, Dietrich s son, Adam, assistant head of the 1972 Israeli Olympic team, travels to Munich, where eleven Israeli athletes including one of his friends, fencing coach Levi Frankel, are murdered by Islamic terrorists Eventually Adam s daughter, Kirsten, is taught to fence by Levi s widow and sets her sights on the 2016 Olympics When she travels to Rio with the Israeli team just as Nazism is reborn, Kirsten and a French fencer become intrigued by rumors that Hitler fled WWII to South America After visiting Bariloche, Argentina to investigate, they explore Hitler s house and find the priceless Amber Room As her journey leads her back to the Olympics, Kirsten soon discovers she is fighting not just to win gold but also for her life.Not Just a Game is the riveting story of three generations of Olympic athletes as they attempt to survive monumental challenges in the shadow of Hitler and during a rebirth of Nazism.

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    1. Not Just a Game is a highly interesting story based on Nazi regime. The story takes us through three generations and present a dangerous present time where Nazis still have their influence and are ready to break havoc on the Jews. The highlight of the story was Kirsten speech where she implores the Nazis to work towards creating a better earth by getting rid of the various problems of the present day and not be fixated on the Jews.The book has many surprises which would enthrall the readers. It [...]

    2. Doug Zipes takes his readers along for a story that encompasses the better part of a century, from the 1930s and the Berlin Olympiad in 1936, all the way through the Rio Olympics in 2016, all told in the framework of a family’s history. Zipes wants to tell an important story about family – about love, loyalty, and perseverance – and uses as a backdrop actual historical events. In fact, this is what I loved most about the book: I was drawn into the lives of each character (Dietrich and Kirs [...]

    3. What a great idea for the novel, mixing three generations of professional athletes with historical events in three different eras and top it all with Nazism and Hitler. I absolutely love the idea for the plot, but the execution is even better. The book is divided into three parts, we are in 1930s in Berlin, there is our main guy Dietrich, Jesse Owens, Hitler and everything we know from history, written in a riveting and fresh way. Then there is Israel in, I think, 1972 where the horrible murders [...]

    4. Three generations, fighting to compete and survive, but unknown to them, their fight will not only be for the gold of victory but also to stop something that once could end the world as we know it.In my opinion, one of the ways for you to know how good a book can be, it’s the effect it has on you, if it makes you forget that is all fiction then the book is amazing and you should tell others to read it right away. I absolutely love this book, not only because it told stories from different even [...]

    5. Excellent thriller based on history of WWII and several prior Olympic games. The author keeps the action going with a complicated but well-paced plot.

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