The Resource The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown

The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown

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The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Title
The boys in the boat
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nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Statement of responsibility
Daniel James Brown
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©2013
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew--and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal in rowing--was the team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. Brown traces their story as they defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics and shares the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder, and a homeless teen rower
Title
The boys in the boat
Creator
Summary
The Boys in the Boat describes how a group of working class youths from the University of Washington rowing team emerged from obscurity to defeat a field of elite international rivals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Sports fans who love a good "Cinderella story" will cheer this fast-paced, emotionally charged account of the players' and coaches struggles set against stark Depression-era realities. - Description by Shauna Griffin
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Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Nonfiction, 2014.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10178632
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
797.12/30973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1260
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
GV791
LC item number
.B844 2013
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1260
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Olympics
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nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Olympics
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Daniel James Brown
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The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown
Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-392) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1899-1933 : what seasons they have been through
  • 1934 : resiliency
  • 1935 : the parts that really matter
  • 1936 : touching the divine
Control code
20068193
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9780670025817
Lccn
2013001560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      131 N. Walnut St., Batesville, IN, 47006, US
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