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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics - Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.) Loot Price: R635
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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics - Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.)

Daniel Brown; Contributions by Gregory Mone

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The "New York Times"-bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany
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.

General

Imprint: Turtleback Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: Daniel Brown
Contributors: Gregory Mone
Dimensions: 211 x 137 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Library binding / Cloth over boards
Pages: 416
Edition: Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
ISBN-13: 978-0-606-35672-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
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Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations > Olympic games
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Water sports & recreations > Boating
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Water sports & recreations > Boating > General
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
LSN: 0-606-35672-X
Barcode: 9780606356725

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