Adolf Hitler at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images.
It’s not so common for people in their forties or fifties to start rereading the books they read at thirteen or fourteen. But it’s quite common for them to revisit and regale friends with their early sports achievements and those of others that they may have witnessed first-hand. “Those were the days, my friend. . . .”