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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
Title variation
  • Nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • 9 Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Berlin what true grit really meant... Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man's personal quest"--Back cover
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
BTCTA
Dewey number
797.12/30973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV796
LC item number
.B76 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1260
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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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
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
5846244
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780147517951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn861208340
  • (OCoLC)861208340
Label
The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
5846244
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780147517951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn861208340
  • (OCoLC)861208340

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