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“The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics” is an amazing story of friendship, trust, strength, and perseverance. Daniel James Brown is the author of this classic book. It is an amazing story communicated in a very interesting and informative way while keeping the reader’s interest. A feel-good story about the 1936 University of Washington rowing team and their quest to make it to the 1936 Berlin Olympics. This book tells the true story of the nine young men from Seattle, Washington, then far west, rustic town, who won the rowing championship for the United States in the infamous 1936 Berlin Olympics, presided on by Hitler.
The author follows the lives of each boy from their upbringing, their towns and families, schooling and hardships—their personal approaches to overcoming obstacles, whether poverty, personality, or academics. The story traces the slow, steady welding of relationships between them. The author also follows the life of the master craftsman, George Pocock, whose life is devoted to building the sleek, 60-foot rowing crafts used by almost all the American rowing crews. The author gives is the thought processes and ambitions of the coaches for the rowers, and provides comments from newspaper and radio regarding the rowers’ progress in this gruelling sport.
Finally, “The Boys in the Boat” is a terrific true story tale of the University of Washington 9 man rowing crew that won the Gold Medal in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. The story centers on Joe Rantz who had to overcome poverty, abandonment and many other obstacles to achieve success as a member of this remarkable team. Readers who enjoyed Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit and Unbroken will thoroughly enjoy this book as well. In fact, Seabiscuit and Louis Zamperini (Unbroken) have cameo mentions in the book since some of their exploits take place in the same historical timeframe. With the backdrop of the great depression, Nazi Germany and a growing East vs. West rivalry in the U.S., the story is both an interesting and amazing description of what can be accomplished through teamwork, camaraderie, and trust regardless of, and sometimes in spite of, socioeconomic class.
The author also does a great job of developing several secondary characters in the story including Washington rowing coach Al Ulbrickson, coxswain Bobby Moch and especially George Yeomans Pocock, builder of the racing shells and oars that virtually all U.S. rowing teams of the 1930s, ’40s and 50’s used for racing. Pocock’s quotes begin each chapter and by the end of the book, the reader has a clear appreciation for the significant influence Pocock had, not only on the 1936 gold medal team but on the intercollegiate sport of rowing in general. Always feel engaged and entertained by the remarkable trials, tribulations, and accomplishments of “The Boys in the Boat”. We highly recommend this book to anyone interested in rowing, WWII, the 1936 Olympics… or in a fascinating story about competition, endurance, and commitment.
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- Name: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
- Author: Daniel James Brown
- Language: English
- Genre: Boating, Olympic Games, Sports History,
- Format: PDF/ePub
- Size: 13 MB
- Price: Free
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