The Boys in the Boat - eBook
The Boys in the Boat - eBook  -     By: Daniel James Brown
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9780698197596
ISBN-13: 9780698197596

Publisher's Description

The #1 New York Times bestseller about the Greatest Generation freshly adapted for the next generation.
 
For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler.
 
At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation—the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism.
 
This deeply emotional yet easily accessible young readers adaptation of the award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller features never-before-seen photographs, highly visual back matter, and an exclusive new introduction.


From the Hardcover edition.

Author Bio

Daniel James Brown is the author of two previous adult nonfiction books, The Indifferent Stars Above and Under a Flaming Sky, which was a finalist for a Barnes & Noble Discover Award. His latest foray in adult nonfiction, The Boys in the Boat, was a #1 New York TImes Bestseller, and has been adapted for a teen audience. He has taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford University, and now writes full-time. He lives outside Seattle, Washington.

Editorial Reviews

Accolades for the adult edition of The Boys in the Boat:#1 New York Times bestseller2014 ABA Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year2014 Washington State Book Award Finalist

“For those who like adventure stories straight-up, The Boys in the Boat . . . is this year’s closest approximation of Unbroken. . . . It’s about the University of Washington’s crew team: “Nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant.” —The New York Times“If you imagined a great regatta of books about rowing, then Brown’s Boys in the Boat certainly makes the final heat.” —Boston Globe“The astonishing story of the UW’s 1936 eight-oar varsity crew and its rise from obscurity to fame,…The individual stories of these young men are almost as compelling as the rise of the team itself. Brown excels at weaving those stories with the larger narrative, all culminating in the 1936 Olympic Games. . . A story this breathtaking demands an equally compelling author, and Brown does not disappoint. The narrative rises inexorably, with the final 50 pages blurring by with white-knuckled suspense as these all-American underdogs pull off the unimaginable.” —The Seattle Times“Cogent history. . . and a surprisingly suspenseful tale of triumph.” —USA Today

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