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

Lauri F, August 7, 2014

Daniel James Brown does an EXCELLENT job of engaging the reader immediately in this story about the winners of the 1936 Olympic 8-man rowing team from the University of Washington, Seattle. He introduces you to the men and their trials through the depression, and carries you through the nail-biting experiences leading to their Olympic win. I enjoyed the walk through the historic events of the time and the description of the preparations Germany made for the Olympics, especially the deceptive tactics the Nazis were taking to create a favorable impression to the world. I was initially drawn to the book because my son is on a crew team at a university in Washington. The book was such a good read that I recommend it to everyone.
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