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


Extreame Savings Item! Save 42% on the The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Penguin Books at UT Air Boat. MPN: 21762663. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.”For readers of Unbroken, 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


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The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.”For readers of Unbroken, 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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Brand:
Penguin Books
Manufacturer:
Penguin Books
Category:
Rowing Boat
MPN:
21762663
Release Date:
2014-05-27
UPC:
884832131572
EAN:
9780316497039
ISBN:
9780143125471
Part Number:
21762663
Author:
Daniel James Brown
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Publication Date:
2014
Binding:
Paperback
Item Weight:
0.75 pounds
Item Size:
5.4 x 8.4 x 1 inches
Package Weight:
0.8 pounds
Package Size:
5.4 x 1 x 8.5 inches

 


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