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The young man, injured in a freak accident on an aircraft carrier, is now in the hospital. Sean and Julian are as close as brothers. Shane has also been injured and is facing the precipitous end to his military career with two years left to go. Shane and Julian, in their concern for Sean, turn to each other for comfort. This book challenges the reader to face the reality of what our soldiers face every day. We expect them to keep us safe, then we often fail to care for them when they come home.
Having Sean as such a strong presence in the book helps bring that perspective into sharp focus. A perfect ending — with a few lovely surprises — again dovetails into the next story. Jared and Aiden bring another soldier out to stay with Julian and Shane. The book was great. The audio recording is another issue altogether. The narrator, Casey Hunter, does a good job, but there are large pauses right in the middle of scenes.
There are no POV changes or anything else to account for these weird pauses. Also, there is no pause between the chapters. The narrator says the last line of the one chapter, announces the next chapter, and begins the next chapter — all in one breath.
It is jarring and irritating. Not enough to reduce the power of the story, but definitely enough to reduce the enjoyment. I hope these issues are resolved by the next project. Jesse wants to, and coach says that he needs commitment: They time him on the meter dash and, while his starting position is crap, he's fast 9. The coaches are impressed. They are concerned about the rumors coming out of Germany under the Nazi government and are debating whether or not to boycott the games in Berlin.
They eventually agree to send a delegate to Berlin to assess the situation and make sure the Nazis play fair. They decide to send Avery Brundage Jeremy Ironswho is somewhat reluctant but wants to move forward with the games and doesn't put a lot of stock into the rumors about the Germans and their "Jewish problem" and racial discrimination. Back at Ohio State, Jesse is training hard. In a letter back to Ruth he talks about a job he found at a fill station, and how hard it is to keep up with practice, work, and school, but he's doing it.
Coach catches up with Jesse and is frustrated that he's been missing practice. Jesse explains that he's got to work his job to take care of his baby girl. Larry is surprised at the news.
At the sports club, he meets Dr. Riefenstahl was handpicked by the Fuhrer to film the proceedings at the Olympics the first time it will have been recorded, it was a big deal. Avery starts in on what the Olympics would look like without American involvement, and the Nazis are very keen on appeasing the Americans.
It isn't a problem with facilities, but with politics. Avery accuses them of using the Olympics to sell their nasty ideas about Jews and non-Aryan races. A deal is struck, the press will be reigned in, anti-Jew signs taken down, and they'll stop shipping people out of their homes. Jesse's training starts in earnest, and coach starts training him to start low and improve his form and cadence. After practice, the team hits the showers, and the football team walks in.
After having distracted Jesse in practice, the coach provokes them into hurling horrible insults to teach Jesse a lesson: He gets the message loud and clear. He celebrates later with some friends, all egging each other into a jumping contest.
Jesse gets cocky and jumps over a pole but falls and hurts himself. Coach is upset with him, but tell him to rest for three days, and maybe he will be able to compete in Ann Arbor. Jesse is obviously hurt but insists on competing. If his back doesn't make it through the yard, dash coach can pull him.
He takes his place on the track, amidst loud boos from the racist white crowd, but he blocks it out. He takes first with 9. Coach is pissed, but Jesse shakes it off and moves on. He goes to do the broad jump and scopes out the track. He asks an official what the world record is, then asks for a handkerchief and sets it at the world record line. He makes the jump Next up is yard dash: He competes in the hurdles: By now the crowd is going nuts and cheering for him.
On the drive home, he is excited about the wins. Coach tells him that he also set a new school record for most points earned in a meet. Some kid will come along and snatch it away from you. The press is waiting for the team when the bus pulls up, and the press asks how it feels to be the world's fastest human. Must feel great because Jesse smokes the competition in L.
Jesse, Dave, and another friend go to a jazz club after the race. A girl in a pink dress, Quincella, comes in. The guys don't think Jesse has a chance getting her, but to their surprise, she knows who he is and approaches him first. She's got trouble written all over her, but Jesse falls hard.
In Germany, Avery is following up with his requests for the Berlin Olympics. Things look "swell" and he pledges his support. He is also present with a business opportunity: It would be a huge deal, and they insist to Avery that this is not a bribe, but a securing of the best builder in America for their project. He points out some design problems, and appears to accept the deal. In Nebraska, Jesse, with Quincella, receives a telegram.
Apparently Ruth has seen that Jesse and Quincella are cuddly and close, and she's angry and is threatening to sue Jesse. He is distracted at his track meet and loses to Eulace Peacock. Coach comes by to talk over what happened. Jesse is curt and in the middle of a pity party and says he was just having a bad day. They get talking about relationships, and Jesse asks if Larry was ever married.
Larry says he is currently separated from his wife, and his daughter is almost grown. His focus was on coaching, not his family. Jesse says "You never told me you had a daughter. He loads her things into her car She's ticked, and leaves quickly. Jesse says he's got some explaining to do back home. Back at home, Jesse goes into the salon where Ruth works and apologizes. She shuts him down. He goes outside and waits all day in the rain for her to get off of work. She scolds him for missing races; he says he'd rather miss races and work at a gas station if it meant he got to spend his days with her.
He proposes again and wants to get married that day, and this time, she agrees. He runs off to find someone to perform the wedding for them. Jeremiah Mahoney William Hurt says that they need to vote against participating in the games, that a vote against participation is a vote against tyranny.
Avery encourages everyone to vote for the dream of participating, thinking of the athletes and the chances this could ruin for them. In the end, the vote is close, 58 in favor of going, 56 in favor of a boycott. In Ohio, a representative of the NAACP comes to the Owens' home to try and talk Jesse into not going to Berlin, only because they need to show the Nazi's that their discrimination in intolerable.
Jesse's father disagrees, but believes that the choice should be Jesse's. Jesse asks if the representative runs. Jesse explains that on the track race is the last thing that matters. It is just fast or slow, and in that there is freedom. Back at the school, everyone is listening to a boxing fight, a Nazi fighter vs. In the end, the Nazi fighter wins. Coach says that at least in three week's time they'd be beating the Nazis at the Olympics. Jesse says he's not sure he's going. Coach is livid and can't understand how he would give up the chance to be a part of history.
He says race doesn't matter, but Jesse says he can say that because coach is white. At the track that night coach Larry is drinking and upset.
He stupidly decides to go for a broad jump and hurts himself. The next morning, Jesse is on a jog when Larry catches up with him in his car. He gets out, using a cane, and encourages Jesse to give himself the option to go to Berlin by at least going to the Olympic Trials.
At the Olympic trials, Jesse qualifies for three events. At the press meet, the topic keeps veering from the sport and to the politics. Two of the track team are Jewish, and then there is Jesse and Dave. How can they participate given the discrimination abroad and at home. It isn't a pretty press meet. Afterward, coach Larry tries to get the Olympic coaches to bring him on as an additional coach for Jesse. They won't have any of it.
On the way back to his hotel, Jesse runs into Eulace Peacock. He tore his hamstring and is never going to run again. He says to go to Berlin just to stick it to Hitler. At the hotel, Jesse is having a hard time sleeping and wakes Ruth. He is worried that he will lose, and then Hitler will be right. She tells him to stop thinking, he's not very good at it, and to just run.
The next morning he packs up, gets a special locket to keep him focused on his girland he takes a small lock of his daughter's hair. On the boat he turns when coach Larry starts talking to him.
He's glad that coach is there. When Larry goes to leave Jesse stops him because he's headed in the wrong direction. I'm in steerage with you and Dave. Riefenstahl is showing the Olympic committee the beginnings of her promotional movie. She asks for no restrictions; she wants to film every event, and she needs 46 cameras. Goebbels reminds her that these are his games.
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In Julythe American team arrives in Berlin and are given the royal treatment at the Olympic Village. Marty and Sam wave their David's Stars in the faces of some of the Nazi security guards, and everyone is a little surprised when there are no colored dorms or tables.
Aside from Jews, segregation laws against blacks and other ethnic groups apparently don't exist in Nazi Germany or in the rest of Europe.
During dinner, everyone sits together with whites and blacks side by side. Dave suggests that the Nazis aren't so bad.
Sam and Marty aren't so sure. Riefenstahl shows her finished film of the running of the torch, and Dr. Jesse and Dave set out to train and get ready for the games, but the US team coaches are awful and racist. Coach Larry catches up with Jesse later and asks "Did you really tell Dean he's not fit to train fleas on a dog? They are ambushed by the other coaches to try to settle the dispute.
Dean insists on an apology. Jesse insists on Coach Larry or he's not competing, hope they like singing the German national anthem.
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The relent, and Coach Larry is instigated as a coach. Larry says this is a twisted way to thank him; medals would be better. He asks Jesse about his new shoes, but Jesse says they never showed up. Coach Larry goes looking for the shoe shop where the shoes from London were supposed to come from.