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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 19

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 19

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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.

Author: Daniel Brown
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Published: 05/27/2014
Pages: 416
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.40w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780606356725

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6.9
Point Value: 9
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 176197 / Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics

About the Author
Daniel James Brown is the author of two previous nonfiction books, "The Indifferent Stars Above" and "Under a Flaming Sky." He lives outside of Seattle.

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