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The Resource The Boys in the Boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown

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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The Boys in the Boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Title
The Boys in the Boat
Title remainder
nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Statement of responsibility
Daniel James Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is an epic true-life journey to the heart of Hitler's Berlin. Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other working-class boys exchange the sweat and dust of life in 1930s America for the promise of glory at the heart of Hitler's Berlin. Stroke by stroke, a remarkable young man strives to regain his shattered self-regard, to dare again to trust in others - and to find his way back home. Told against the backdrop of the Great Depression, The Boys in the Boat is narrative non-fiction of the first order; a personal story full of lyricism and unexpected beauty that rises above the grand sweep of history, and captures instead the purest essence of what it means to be alive
Summary
The Boys in the Boat describes how a group of working class youths from the University of Washington rowing team emerged from obscurity to defeat a field of elite international rivals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Sports fans who love a good "Cinderella story" will cheer this fast-paced, emotionally charged account of the players' and coaches struggles set against stark Depression-era realities. - Description by Shauna Griffin
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Nonfiction, 2014.
Biography type
collective biography
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10178632
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
797.12309 BRO
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV796
LC item number
.B76 2014b
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1260
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Olympics
Label
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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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20409534
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
741 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594137792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn876004805
  • (OCoLC)876004805
Label
The Boys in the Boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20409534
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
741 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594137792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn876004805
  • (OCoLC)876004805

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