The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Publish date: June 4th 2013
Edition language: English
An extremely readable nonfiction book. Also, full of vivid imagery that I could definitely see making an excellent sports movie one day.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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