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The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics / Daniel James Brown.

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  • 12 out of 14 copies are currently available at PINES. (Show copies)
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  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Statham Public Library.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781410459541 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1410459543 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781594137792
  • Physical Description: 743 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 691-737).
Part one. 1899-1933: What seasons they have been through -- Part two. 1934: Resiliency -- Part three. 1935: The parts that really matter -- Part four. 1936: Touching the divine.
Summary, etc.:
"The University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the nine boys, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what beating the odds really meant. They defeated elite rivals from California and eastern schools to earn the right to compete against the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic Games in Berlin. The crew was assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it was their trust in each other that made them a victorious team"--back cover.
Subject: Rowing > United States > History.
University of Washington > Rowing > History.
Rowers > United States > Biography.
Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany)
Rowing > Social aspects > United States.
Large type books.

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