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

A stirring account of the University of Washington rowing team's quest to win gold in the 1936 Olympics.  Drawing on the boys' journals, and especially on the story of one young man, Joe Rantz, Daniel Brown recounts how this depression era team composed of loggers, farmers and shipyard workers rose above the odds to win Olympic gold, capture the imaginations of the American public and transform the sport.

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