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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

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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
"The University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the nine boys, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what beating the odds really meant. They defeated elite rivals from California and eastern schools to earn the right to compete against the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic Games in Berlin. The crew was assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it was their trust in each other that made them a victorious team"--back cover
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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
no index present
Interest level
UG
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
Series statement
Thorndike Press Large Print Nonfiction
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • University of Washington
  • University of Washington
  • Olympic Games
  • Olympic Games
  • Rowing
  • Rowers
  • Rowing
  • Large type books
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Olympics
  • Large type books
  • Rowers
  • Rowing
  • 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 691-737)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. 1899-1933: What seasons they have been through -- Part two. 1934: Resiliency -- Part three. 1935: The parts that really matter -- Part four. 1936: Touching the divine
Control code
1067250
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
743 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410459541
Lccn
2013010819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781410459541
  • (OCoLC)837180176
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 691-737)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. 1899-1933: What seasons they have been through -- Part two. 1934: Resiliency -- Part three. 1935: The parts that really matter -- Part four. 1936: Touching the divine
Control code
1067250
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
743 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410459541
Lccn
2013010819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781410459541
  • (OCoLC)837180176

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