Daniel James Brown spoke about his book, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
To sports legends like Jessie Owens and John Beresford, add the University of Washington eight-oar crew that rowed to victory in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Brown’s third book draws on the young athletes’ diaries and letters, giving a vivid sense of their camaraderie, dedication, and the long odds they faced in going for the gold.
THE BOYS IN THE BOAT by Daniel James Brown
June 6, 2013
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014