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The Boys in the Boat

An Epic Journey to the Heart of Hitler’s Berlin

By Daniel James Brown
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The Boys in the Boat: An Epic Journey to the Heart of Hitler’s Berlin by Daniel James Brown

The Boys in the Boat (2013) tells the story of how a group of unassuming college boys from the University of Washington went from struggling through the Great Depression to securing a victory in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

  • Rowers and other athletes
  • Anyone interested in history, World War Two or the Olympics
  • Readers who like an underdog story

Daniel James Brown is an award-winning historical narrative non-fiction writer. He’s also the author of Under the Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 and The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride.

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