The headlock of myth, Mark Reason

Seelenbinder: The Olympian Who Defied Hitler
James McNeish
Steele Roberts, $35.00,
ISBN 9780947493011

“After a certain time a life exists not for what it is in reality, but for its mythological qualities”: in that one sentence, James McNeish defines his “true” story about the German Olympic wrestler Werner Seelenbinder, who was executed because of his political opposition to Adolf Hitler. In that one sentence, McNeish also defines much of his own authorial philosophy and the tension that exists in so much history.

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