Jeremy Schaap is the author of the New York Times bestseller Cinderella Man. An ESPN anchor and national correspondent, his work has been published in Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Time, Parade, TV Guide, and the New York Times. He has also appeared on ABC's World News Tonight and the CBS Evening News. He is the son of the award-winning journalist Dick Schaap.
As Hitler's plans for the master race were gaining speed in 1930s Germany, his Aryan ideal was turned upside down by a single American. Although Jesse Owens's impact at the 1936 Olympics is now part of our national legacy, the story of how he got to the Olympics and how he was able to achieve his success have largely been overlooked. Schaap (Cinderella Man) provides an enthralling narrative of the many athletic events that led to Owens's accomplishments. He describes how the Nazis tried to prevent all nonwhite athletes from competing, and yet Owens's German opponents were remarkably supportive and helpful. Michael Kramer provides a measured and understated narration. Patrons interested in history and sports will enjoy this audiobook. Recommended.-Ray Vignovich, West Des Moines P.L. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.