The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Olympics / Daniel James Brown.
Author: Brown, Daniel, 1951-
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2013.
ISBN: 9780670025817 (hbk.)
Description: 404 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany).
University of Washington Rowing History.
Rowing United States History.
Rowers United States Biography.
Contents: Prologue -- Part one. 1899-1933: What seasons have they been through? -- Part two. 1934: Resiliency -- Part three. 1935: The parts that really matter.
Summary: Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder, and a homeless teen rower.