The Boys in the Boat



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 OlympicsDaniel 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, The Boys Defeated Elite Rivals First From Eastern And British Universities And Finally The German Crew Rowing For Adolf Hitler In The Olympic Games In Berlin, 1936.The Emotional Heart Of The Story Lies With One Rower, Joe Rantz, A Teenager Without Family Or Prospects, Who Rows Not For Glory, But To Regain His Shattered Self Regard And To Find A Place He Can Call Home The Crew Is Assembled By An Enigmatic Coach And Mentored By A Visionary, Eccentric British Boat Builder, But It Is Their Trust In Each Other That Makes Them A Victorious Team They Remind The Country Of What Can Be Done When Everyone Quite Literally Pulls Together A Perfect Melding Of Commitment, Determination, And Optimism.Drawing On The Boys Own Diaries And Journals, Their Photos And Memories Of A Once In A Lifetime Shared Dream, The Boys In The Boat Is An Irresistible Story About Beating The Odds And Finding Hope In The Most Desperate Of Times The Improbable, Intimate Story Of Nine Working Class Boys From The American West Who, In The Depths Of The Great Depression, Showed The World What True Grit Really Meant It Will Appeal To Readers Of Erik Larson, Timothy Egan, James Bradley, And David Halberstam S The Amateurs.The Boys in the Boat

Daniel James Brown fell in love with the written word when he was five and his mother first read Danny and the Dinosaur to him Since then he has earned a BA in English from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in English from UCLA He has taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford University and now lives in the country east of Redmond, Washington, where he writes nonf Daniel James Brown fell in love with the written word when he was five and his mother first read Danny and the Dinosaur to him Since then he has earned a BA in English from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in English from UCLA He has taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford University and now lives in the country east of Redmond, Washington, where he writes nonfiction books about compelling historical events.Brown s newest book is the New York Times bestseller The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics The book chronicles the extraordinary saga of nine working class boys who stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport, and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans in the midst of the Great Depression The Weinstein Company has purchased the rights to adapt the book for a feature film.HIs previous book The Indifferent Stars Above The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride was Chosen as an INDIE NEXT NOTABLE SELECTION by the American Bookseller s Association, it recounts the extraordinary journey of a young woman whose fate became entangled with that of the infamous Donner Party in 1846 His earlier book Under a Flaming Sky The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 takes the reader back to the events of September 1, 1894, when his great grandfather andthan 300 other people died in one of America s greatest forest fire disasters That book was selected as a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, was named one of the Best Books of 2006 by Booklist magazine, and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award

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  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • The Boys in the Boat
  • Daniel James Brown
  • English
  • 21 March 2019
  • 067002581X

10 thoughts on “The Boys in the Boat

  1. says:

    I don t know why I put off reading this book so long, except I was reading other things BUT when I went to visit my son, who is the grandson of Joe Rantz and named his son Joe after him, I began reading their copy and could not put it down Everything else I was reading was put aside I then realized I would not finish it before I had to leave and besides, I wanted to OWN it So I got the Kindle version Besides, my son was also reading it and we had two book marks, his and mine in the book So I don t know why I put off reading this book so long, except I was reading other things BUT when I went to visit my son, who is the grandson of Joe Rantz and named his son Joe after him, I began reading their copy and could not put it down Everything else I was reading was put aside I then realized I would not finish it before I had to leave and besides, I wanted to OWN it So I got the Kindle version Besides, my son was also reading it...

  2. says:

    If I told you one of the most propulsive reads you will experience this year is the non fiction story of eight rowers and one coxswain training to attend the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, you may not believe me But you d need to back up your opinion by reading this book first, and you will thank me for it Daniel James Brown has done something extraordinary here We may already know the outcome of that Olympic race, but the pacing is exceptional Brown juxtaposes descriptions of crew training in Sea If I told you one of the most propulsive reads you will experience this year is the non fiction story of eight rowers and one coxswain training to attend the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, you may not believe me But you d need to back up your opinion by reading this book first, and you will thank me for it Daniel James Brown has done something extraordinary here We may already know the outcome of that Olympic race, but the pacing is exceptional Brown juxtaposes descriptions of crew training in Seattle with national races against the IV League in Poughkeepsie we see developments in a militarizing Germany paired with college competitions in depression era United States individual portraits of the boys now dead are plac...

  3. says:

    I love books and movies that get you interested in sports you never cared about before Also, I love how the Olympics does the same thing You turn on the TV and suddenly life itself depends on the outcome of some not quite mainstream sport like biathlon, cycling, diving, curling, etc and, while watching, you become an expert at all the finer points of the sport The Boys in the Boat is the perfect example of this type of story And, with the Winter Olympics coming up, the perfect way to whet I love books and movies that get you interested in sports you never cared about before Also, I love how the Olympics does the same thing You turn on the TV and suddenly life itself depends on the outcome of some not quite mainstream sport like biathlon, cycling, diving, curling, etc and, while watching, you become an expert at all the finer points of the sport The Boys in the Boat is the perfect example of this type of story And, with the Winter Olympics coming up, the perfect way to whet my appetite for the competition.In this case, the sport is rowing The underdogs are the working class Western US college boys competing against the upper class Ivy Leaguers of the East The true story of their progress to success and Olympic glory is enthralling The writing is superb You will find yourself falling in love with rowing even if you have never seen an oar slice through the water before History buffs, sports fans, and people who love a good s...

  4. says:

    I read this book because my father kept telling me that I would enjoy it Truthfully, l finally picked up so he would stop nagging me about it even though it is about sports and history my two favorite things Boys in the Boat is the motivational story of Joe Rantz, his wife Joyce, and the other members of the 1936 Washington University rowing team that won gold at the Berlin Olympics This story is partiall...

  5. says:

    If someone had told me I would become emotionally invested is a book about rowing, I would have thought they were crazy First, I knew little about rowing and second, I had no desire to learn A read for a group I am in had me picking up this book and I am so glad I did As many mothers have said, try it before you decode you don t like it.An amazing balance of human interest, history and sport Joe Rantz s story had my mothers heart wanting to give his ten year old self a ...

  6. says:

    This book was all right, but there was just too much of it and the title isn t very descriptive It s really only about one of the nine boys in the boat, plus their coach and the boatbuilder Oh, and Hitler Perhaps the author came to the project 10 15 years too late only one of the main subjects survived to be interviewed by 2006, and that figure Joe Rantz makes the book worthwhile Having grown up dirt poor, abandoned by his family, wi...

  7. says:

    Why did I wait so long to read this Well, a couple of reasons 1 It s about rowing No offense, it s just not a sport I m wowed by 2 It s about a group of Americans going to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin Hey, I m Canadian, eh American patriotism and propaganda isn t my gig So finally I picked it up put it down Then thought to hell with it, I m doing this I cracked the spine, sat down and for the last few days, every spare moment has been living and breathing this story.It starts with th Why did I wait so long to read this Well, a couple of reasons 1 It s about rowing No offense, it s jus...

  8. says:

    This may not be my final rating of this book, but I have to put it down for a while because I find it simply boring, and I have a backlog of other books that look SO muchinteresting Why this has achieved an average rating of 4.5 on Goodreads I don t understand, unless it all comes together in the second half The first half has been a struggle to get through, and I find myself resisting picking it up every day ...

  9. says:

    Wow The books power is in the storytelling Starts right out on page 1These were remarkable men their sacrifice committed dedication had to scape for everything their boat wasn t just handed to them not all had cozy supportive families Joe Rantz s humanity especially makes you want to be a better human being yourself All these men were humble with committed dedication they were a team Proud to be American With the American depression the dust bowl the rise to Hitler Wow The books power is in the storytelling Starts right out on...

  10. says:

    The Boys In The Boat in an extremely beuatifually written account of the Universary of Washingtons s Rowing team that won a gold Metal in 1936 Berlin Olympics I had no real desire to read a book about sport let alone read a book about rowing but something about a frinds s review here on goodreads pushed me to read this book and I am so glad I did as I loved every moment of it.I read this on Kindle oh how I wish I owned a Hard Copy of this book and I listened to it on audio and what wonderfulThe Boys In The Boat in an extremely beuatifually written account of the Universary of Washingtons s Rowing team that won a gold Metal in 1936 Berlin Olympics I had no real desire to read a book about sport let alone read a book about rowing but something about a frinds s review here on goodreads pushed me to read this book and I am so glad I did as I loved every moment of it.I read this on Kindle oh how I wish I owned a Hard Copy of this book and I listened to it on audio and what wonderful narrator Edward Hermann is He just made this book come alive and what a wonderful easy listening voice he has.Yes for those of you out there wondering if there are descriptions of boat building and rowing techniques and stragaties but there is so muchto this stroy I fell in love with Joe Ranrz and his story and zest for life, I loved the details given of the Berlin Olympics and how Hitler tried to showcase Germany to the rest of the world I learned so much from this book I also really enjoyed the sense...

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