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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown - Paperback - June 2014 - from The Book Store and Biblio.com

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

by Daniel James Brown

Condition: Used - Good


Large Print Pr, June 2014. Trade Paperback. Used - Good. First book has a $3 shipping fee, there is no additional shipping fee for addition books from our store. All of our books are in clean, readable condition (unless noted otherwise). We do not accept books with water damage, strong smoke smell, or just plain beat up. Our books generally have a store sticker on the inside cover with our in store pricing. If the edges are starting to get wore, but the book is otherwise in good condition, we may have clear tape reinforcing the edges. Being used books, some of them may have writing inside the cover. If you need more details about a certain book, you can always give us a call as well 920-734-8908.

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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