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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

Label
The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Title
The boys in the boat
Title remainder
nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Statement of responsibility
Daniel James Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. It traces the story of the team 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
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Nonfiction, 2014.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10178632
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Daniel James
Dewey number
797.12/30973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1260L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
LC call number
GV796
LC item number
.B76 2013b
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 1260
  • 1260
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
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  • University of Washington
  • University of Washington
  • Olympic Games
  • Olympic Games
  • Rowing
  • Rowers
  • Rowers
  • Rowing
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Olympics
Label
The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
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
953874
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9780670025817
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013001560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670025817
  • (OCoLC)818953760
Label
The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
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
953874
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9780670025817
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013001560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670025817
  • (OCoLC)818953760

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