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The Boys In The Boat By Daniel James Brown

The Boys In The Boat
by Daniel James Brown

An epic true-life journey to the heart of Hitler's Berlin.

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The Boys In The Boat Summary


Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other working-class boys exchange the sweat and dust of life in 1930s America for the promise of glory at the heart of Hitler's Berlin. Stroke by stroke, a remarkable young man strives to regain his shattered self-regard, to dare again to trust in others - and to find his way back home. Told against the backdrop of the Great Depression, Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat is narrative non-fiction of the first order; a personal story full of lyricism and unexpected beauty that rises above the grand sweep of history, and captures instead the purest essence of what it means to be alive. `I really can't rave enough about this book . . . I read the last fifty pages with white knuckles, and the last twenty-five with tears in my eyes' David Laskin, author of The Children's Blizzard and The Long Way Home

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GOR005501822
The Boys In The Boat
Daniel James Brown
Used - Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2014-01-01
416
1447210980
9781447210986
Short-listed for William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2013 (UK) Short-listed for James Tait Black Prize for Biography 2014 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.