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

by Daniel James Brown
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Breathe,Read,Sleep
Breathe,Read,Sleep rated it 2 years ago
For many years my gold standard for non-fiction has been Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. Although The Boys in the Boat does not have the same life or death drama, I found it just as well written and just as compelling. It is certainly one of the best non-fiction books I have read in recent years. ...
Redhead Reading
Redhead Reading rated it 2 years ago
An extremely readable nonfiction book. Also, full of vivid imagery that I could definitely see making an excellent sports movie one day.
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 3 years ago
This follows the 9 American boys who won Olympic gold in rowing in Berlin in 1936. None of them were raised in privileged homes. They were blue collar boys growing up during the Depression trying to find a better life through education at the University of Washington. They rowed and beat the best in...
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Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 4 years ago
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown is a nonfiction book that relates history in a beautifully readable narrative. Through the personal story of one young man, this book covers the global story of the years leading up t...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 4 years ago
If you think a non-fiction book about rowing, will be boring, think again. Written and read exceptionally well, this is a compelling true tale. The history of boat building, rowing and shells, heroism and hardship makes for a brilliant reading experience. The story is written with such depth and des...
Just Another Reader
Just Another Reader rated it 5 years ago
And my new favorite read of 2014. I love sports movies. Moneyball, Miracle, Seabiscuit, 42, A League of Their Own, Mighty Ducks, etc. etc. If The Boys in the Boat is made into a movie (and apparently the rights were sold before the book was even published) I'm going to see it. As the title sugge...
jenniferwaggonerhartling
jenniferwaggonerhartling rated it 6 years ago
Originally published on my blog at therelentlessreader.blogspot.comWhen Daniel James Brown publishes a new book I don't have to think twice about whether or not to read it. I've been enamored of everything of his that I've read and this book was no exception. Part of Brown's brilliance lies in his a...
Dem
Dem rated it 50 years ago
The Boys In The Boat in an extremely beuatifually written account of the Universary of Washingtons's Rowing team that won a gold Metal in 1936 Berlin Olympics'I had no real desire to read a book about sport let alone read a book about rowing but something about a frinds's review here on goodreads pu...
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