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Paperback The Boys in the Boat : The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics [Large Print] Book

ISBN: 159413779X

ISBN13: 9781594137792

The Boys in the Boat : The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics [Large Print]

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For readers of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit and Unbroken, the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers,...

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***** Inspiring.

I passed this wonderful book on to a friend whose son is thinking about taking on rowing as his high school sport. Rowing is a fantastic vehicle to build a fine young man who has a thought he's like to try, knows how to build it and work for it and strive to succeed!

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