Search - The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Author: Daniel James Brown
The New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany — 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...  more »
The Market's bargain prices are even better for Paperbackswap club members!
Retail Price: $17.00
Buy New (Paperback): $13.29 (save 21%) or
Become a PBS member and pay $9.39+1 PBS book credit (save 44%)
ISBN-13: 9780143125471
ISBN-10: 0143125478
Publication Date: 5/27/2014
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 59

4.3 stars, based on 59 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 7
Reviews: Member | Amazon | Write a Review

Top Member Book Reviews

reviewed The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics on + 387 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Read this as part of the 'One Maryland, One Book' program sponsored by MD libraries. Wasn't sure when I started it whether I would like it. But it picked up and I totally enjoyed it. Details the crew of the 1936 Olympic 8-man rowing crew from Washington (State) University. Absolutely amazing the struggles each went through during the Depression. Covers a lot of info re: rowing, etc. Spotlight on one of the crew members, Joe Rantz, and his life. Being abandoned by his family and left to fend for himself, how he put himself through college, the struggles with self-image, and their amazing win at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Berlin. Some background into the Nazi state in Germany at the time ties in beautifully, but not the major focus. Great read!
reviewed The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics on + 746 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Books like this are the reason I'm so thankful for book groups! I never would have picked up a nonfiction sports story for myself, but it was the book of the month for our group and I loved it! It's as much about the character of those in the American west as it is about crew, and the history of Nazi propaganda related to the Olympics is disturbing and fascinating.
Read All 8 Book Reviews of "The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics"

Please Log in to Rate these Book Reviews

reviewed The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics on + 242 more book reviews
Well documented and peppered with interesting photos, this is the tale of 9 young Americans who challenge the elite of Britain and Hitler's rowing team. Central to this story of achievement is Joe Rantz, an orphan who redeems his self-esteem and rouses Americans during the era of the Great Depression. Full of amazing detailed side stories and description, you can pick this book up anywhere and find forward momentum. A bit melodramatic in it's heroism, but nevertheless a story of remarkable achievement.


Genres: