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The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Author: Daniel Brown
Publisher: New York : Viking, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. It traces the story of the team that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder, and a homeless teen rower.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Brown
ISBN: 9780670025817 067002581X 9780143125471 0143125478 1101622741 9781101622742
OCLC Number: 818953760
Description: 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1899-1933: What seasons they have been through --
1934: Resiliency --
1935: The parts that really matter --
1936: Touching the divine.
Responsibility: Daniel James Brown.

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This book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. It traces the story of the team that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder, and a homeless teen rower.

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