Ghost Runners

Ghost Runners He was so close he could smell them He didn t want to hurt Hitler Who would want to hurt Charlie Chaplin He just wanted to give him a love tap from the Jewish nation Joshua Sellers and Bobby Gillman

  • Title: Ghost Runners
  • Author: Robert Rubenstein
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • He was so close, he could smell them He didn t want to hurt Hitler Who would want to hurt Charlie Chaplin He just wanted to give him a love tap from the Jewish nation Joshua Sellers and Bobby Gillman have been given the chance of a lifetime They have made the American Olympic team and are poised to run as Jewish American athletes in front of Adolf Hitler The pla He was so close, he could smell them He didn t want to hurt Hitler Who would want to hurt Charlie Chaplin He just wanted to give him a love tap from the Jewish nation Joshua Sellers and Bobby Gillman have been given the chance of a lifetime They have made the American Olympic team and are poised to run as Jewish American athletes in front of Adolf Hitler The place is Berlin the time, 1936 An almost certain victory awaits the pair in the 4x100 meters relay Joshua knows it will make a difference a victory by Jewish athletes But what happens to him when he is told on his twenty first birthday by his own coaches that though he is fit and able, he cannot run in Germany Racing with irony through the veins of inevitable, bitter, history, brimming with palpable life from the Coney Island shores to the cherry blossomed streets and cabarets of Berlin, Ghost Runners exposes the far reaching menace of American Anti Semitism Whether on a local Berlin train, or at a lavish party at the Air Ministry, Joshua must test his courage against hard truths about the betrayal of an American Dream Haunted by love for a heroic German Jewish athlete he left behind, Joshua believes his fate is hers to share, despite the distance or the waning breath of dying memories What happens to Joshua in the high Southwestern desert History has passed him by, but wisdom may yet be seen in the hopeful eyes of disabled Native American children An American always, the hope of the Jewish people becomes a universal anthem for him.

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