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The Boys in the Boat - Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Daniel James Brown

The #1 New York Times-bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany, the inspiration for the PBS documentary The Boys of '36, broadcast to coincide with the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 80th anniversary of the boys' gold medal race. 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. From the Hardcover edition.

The #1 New York Times-bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany, the inspiration for the PBS documentary The Boys of '36, broadcast to coincide with the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 80th anniversary of the boys' gold medal race. 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. From the Hardcover edition.
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The #1 New York Times-bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany, the inspiration for the PBS documentary The Boys of '36, broadcast to coincide with the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 80th anniversary of the boys' gold medal race. 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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Edward Herrmann

Length:

14h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

06:42


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

43:01


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

33:05


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

35:16


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

41:08


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

23:41


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

54:14


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

50:13


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

55:42


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

57:38


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

47:50


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

32:29


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

52:10


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

52:50


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

01:00:08


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

52:44


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

57:15


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

50:15


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

19:18


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

07:40


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

30:37


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

01:06