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

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Paperback, Penguin Group USA, 2014, ISBN13 9780143125471, ISBN10 0143125478
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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 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.

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Number of Pages: 404
Original Languages: English
Author: Brown, Daniel James
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publication Date: May, 2014
ISBN-13: 9780143125471
Animal Type: Dog
Digital Video Formats: Paperback
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.50 x 1.00 IN
ISBN-10: 0143125478
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