Boys in the Boat


Boys in the Boat

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Author: Daniel James Brown
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Imprint: PAN BOOKS
ISBN: 9781447210986

The Boys in the Boat is the story of Joe Rantz, a charismatic young man born dirt poor in the woods of Washington State, who dreams of escaping the challenges of the Great Depression, and a complicated family life full of painful memories. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other young men exchange the sweat and graft and dust of ordinary life for the purer rigours of sport at its very highest level — a journey at the end of which lies a gold medal rowing race at the Berlin Olympics of 1936, in front of Hitler himself. The Boys in the Boat is a story full of lyricism and unexpected beauty; a story that rises above sport, and even the grand sweep of history itself, in favour of something more personal

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Weight 300 g
Dimensions 197 × 130 × 26 mm


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