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Title The boys in the boat [text (large print)] : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics / Daniel James Brown.
Author Brown, Daniel, 1951-
Note Published in paperback in 2014 by arrangement with Viking a member of Penguin Group (USA) llc, a Penguid Random House Company. (Gale, Cengage Learning on title page.)
BIBLIOG. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 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 "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.


Location Call # Status
 Smoky Hill Large Print Non-Fiction  LP 797.123 BROWN  DUE 12-11-17
Proj. Pub. Date 1307
Publisher Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014, 2013.
Edition Large Print edition.
Description 743 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
DESCRIPT text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
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.
Large type books.
SERIES Thorndike Press Large Print Nonfiction
Series Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
ISBN 9781410459541 (hbk.)
1410459543 (hbk.)
9781594137792 (pbk.)
159413779X (pbk.)