Bliss, Remembered: A Novel (inscribed by 1936 Olympics U.S. swimmer Mary Lou Petty Skok)
Frank Deford

Overlook, 2011. Softcover. Very good, some cover creasing. A novel set during the 1936 Berlin Olympics about a beautiful U.S. woman swimmer who brief but intense affair with the son of a Nazi diplomat is abruptly ended by political forces; she returns to the States where a striking American falls for her--but can she reciprocate? There is a handwritten inscription on the first page "____/ I was so honored to have helped inspire such a wonderful love story! I am so glad you were as enhanced as I in the story by Frank/ Best Wishes/ Mary Lou Petty Skok" She is credited in the acknowledments by Deford as being one of the sources of the story. Mary Lou Perry represented the United States in the infamous "Nazi Olympics" of 1936, placing 4th in the 400 meter freestyle. As of 2013, she was the oldest surviving member of the 36 U.S. Olympic team. Very Good Paperback 9781590206423 (Item ID: GE13319)


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