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

Author: Daniel James Brown
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For readers of Unbroken, 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. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel James Brown
ISBN: 9780143125471 0143125478 9780147517951 0147517958 067002581X 9780670025817
OCLC Number: 861208340
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Viking, 2013.
Awards: Short-listed for Green Mountain Book Award 2016
Description: 403 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 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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"For readers of Unbroken, 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. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington's eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys' own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, 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." -- Publisher's description

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"For those who like adventure stories straight-up, THE BOYS IN THE BOAT... is this year's closest approximation of Unbroken....It's about the University of Washington's crew team: "Nine working-class Read more...

 
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