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Title:
The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Physical Description:
10 books in a cloth bag (404 pages) : illustrations ; 37 x 17 cm + 1 folder.
General Note:
A cloth bag containing 10 copies of the title and a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders.
Contents:
1899-1933: What seasons they have been through -- 1934: Resiliency -- 1935: The parts that really matter -- 1936: Touching the divine.
Summary:
The University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the nine boys, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what beating the odds really meant. They defeated elite rivals from California and eastern schools to earn the right to compete against the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic Games in Berlin. The crew was assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it was their trust in each other that made them a victorious team.
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