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The Boys in the Boat

[nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics]
Brown, Daniel (Audiobook CD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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This is the remarkable story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adof Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.
Authors: Brown, Daniel, 1951-
Title: The boys in the boat
[nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics]
[sound recording]
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, p2013
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (14 hr., 15 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Daniel James Brown
Notes: Compact discs
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Summary: This is the remarkable story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adof Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.
Additional Contributors: Herrmann, Edward - 1943- - Narrator
Recorded Books, Inc
ISBN: 9781470352509
1470352508
Branch Call Number: CD- 797.123 B87761b
Performers: Narrated by Edward Herrmann.
Subject Headings: Rowing United States History Rowers United States Biography University of Washington Rowing History Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany)
Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Topical Term: Rowing
Rowers
Publisher No: C02426 Recorded Books
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Another great piece of narrative nonfiction set in the great Northwest. Must read. Must read before the movie comes out.


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I loved this book! The characters, especially the key rower, Joe Rantz, are admirable in their moral steadfastness and their work ethic both in & out of the boat. The races are thrillingly recounted and the historical context is inherently dramatic: the human suffering of the Depression and the surreal, twisted setting of the Nazi Olympics.

If you are into working out at all, you'll find great motivation in recalling their superhuman physical efforts when you are exercising and your muscles start screaming at you.

I listened to this via my library's online audiobook service with OneClick Digital and loved the narration. However, I missed being able to see photos as I was listening, so I had to go online to find pictures of the main characters.

Read it before the movie comes out!

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