This book tells the riveting story of nine working-class American boys who stormed the rowing world and shocked the establishment with their Gold Medal victory at Hitler’s 1936 Olympic Games. With ambition and courage, these underdogs overcame difficult odds to achieve something that had never been done before. They showed that hard work and determination could take them far beyond their humble beginnings.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are interested in the history of sports, and more specifically in rowing. It tells the story of a group of Americans who defied all odds to achieve something great, and provides an inside look at the world of competitive rowing.
- The Boys in the Boat is a well-written and inspiring story of human triumph.
- It provides an insightful look at 1930s culture and politics in America and Nazi Germany.
- The author does an excellent job of telling the stories of all nine boys on the rowing team while also painting a broader picture of life during that time period.
- Too long
Learn more about the author
Daniel James Brown is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, The Da Vinci Code and Inferno. He has written for The Washington Post, Smithsonian magazine, National Geographic Adventure, and Los Angeles Times.
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