The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics


The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Author Daniel James Brown
ISBN-10 0143125478
ISBN-13 9780143125471
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 404
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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The 1New York Timesbestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary TheBoys of 36For readers ofUnbroken out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of timesthe 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 Washingtons 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 mans personal quest

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