Jim Wellington, aka "The Duke" of Waterloo and Harvard goes to the Berlin Olympics to run the 1500 meter. I used to love this book, and now I don't know why. The Duke is a dullard. Plus, written in 1939, Tunis has an inkling what German fascism is going to look like, but he's a bit of a dick about the "colored boys" and doesn't give much attention to Jesse Owens (who he refers to by another name, Washington, maybe).
Sep 1 2012