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The Resource The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat

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The Boys in the Boat
Title
The Boys in the Boat
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Summary
The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about the American Olympic rowing triumph in Nazi Germany—from the author of Facing the Mountain.Soon to be a major motion picture directed by George Clooney For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest
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Brown, Daniel James
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dictionaries
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  • Nonfiction
  • History
  • Sports & Recreations
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The Boys in the Boat
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OVERDRIVE:24a6f16c-3171-4dae-951f-dc41d952fe19
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101622742
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Boys in the Boat
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:24a6f16c-3171-4dae-951f-dc41d952fe19
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101622742
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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