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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, New York : Penguin Books, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times - the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. ... Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Brown
ISBN: 9780143125471 0143125478
OCLC Number: 861208340
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking, [2013].
Description: 403 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1899-1933 : What seasons they have been through --
1934 : Resiliency --
1935 : The parts that really matter --
1936 : Touching the divine.
Other Titles: Nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
9 Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Responsibility: Daniel James Brown.

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"Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times - the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. ... Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man's personal quest"--Back cover.

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