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The Resource The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown

The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown

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The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Title
The boys in the boat
Title remainder
nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Statement of responsibility
Daniel James Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Daniel James Brown's stirring book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. It was an unlikely quest from the start - a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, who first had to master the harsh physical and psychological demands of collegiate rowing and then defeat hte East Coast's elite teams that had long dominated the sport. 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
lbi
Dewey number
797.123097 Bro
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
lbk90110491
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9780670025817
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) LApr00912922
  • LApr00912922
Label
The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
lbk90110491
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9780670025817
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) LApr00912922
  • LApr00912922

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