The Boys in the Boat
By Daniel James Brown
The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about the American Olympic rowing triumph in Nazi Germany—from the author of Facing the Mountain.
Soon to be a major motion picture directed by George Clooney
For readers of Unbroken, 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.
It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. 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.
Keeps you tuned with emotions5By JmorasSimple enough, beautifully written!
Incredible5By 😎🙃😂This book is amazing. Low key I really hate Thula tho.
Great book5By mpfannesLittle slow to start but great book about a time when people needed hope
Boys in the boat5By pjh6564Great. Just great
Great Story5By Sherlock's HolmesFantastic, well written book
Boys on the Boat5By Sparky 123!!!An amazing read , history, grit and true hero’s
Top 5 Favorites5By jon_wayne22I loved this book!
Excellent... triumph of the spirit5By KathyNYCNot just the history of the win, but Fascinating history of the time. Loved it
Love it5By prakashpreetiMust read
Great book5By NitawkaLoved this book. The personalities of all the boys was really interesting. Makes you proud to be a westerner.