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September Book Club

September 22, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Monday, September 22, 2014
7:00 pm 
 Daniel James Brown book
Metro: Clarendon (Orange Line)

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

by Daniel James Brown 


Book Description:


Daniel James Brown’s  The Boys in the Boat  is the kind of nonfiction book that reads like a novel. Centered around the life of Joe Rantz-a farmboy from the Pacific Northwest who was literally abandoned as a child-and set during the Great Depression,  The Boys in the Boat  is a character-driven story with a natural crescendo that will have you racing to the finish. In 1936, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team raced its way to the Berlin Olympics for an opportunity to challenge the greatest in the world. How this team, largely composed of rowers from “foggy coastal villages, damp dairy farms, and smoky lumber towns all over the state,” managed to work together and sacrifice toward their goal of defeating Hitler’s feared racers is half the story. The other half is equally fascinating, as Brown seamlessly weaves in the story of crew itself. This is fast-paced and emotional nonfiction about determination, bonds built by teamwork, and what it takes to achieve glory.


Please email Fatima at uvabookclub@dchoos.org for more information.


September 22, 2014
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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