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The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics / Daniel James Brown.

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  • ISBN: 9780143125471 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0143125478 (paperback
  • Physical Description: 404 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Reprint ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note: First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2013.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-392) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part one. 1899-1933: What seasons they have been through -- Part two. 1934: Resiliency -- Part three. 1935: The parts that really matter -- Part four. 1936: Touching the divine.
Summary, etc.: The New York Times bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany 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 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.
Target Audience Note: 1260 Lexile.
Subject: Rowing > United States > History.
University of Washington > Rowing > History.
Rowers > United States > Biography.
Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany)
Rowing > Social aspects > United States.
Genre: SPORTS & RECREATION / Olympics.

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