The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is about the incredible journey of 9 college boys who worked to be in the 1936 Berlin Olympics in rowing.

The book focuses on Joe Rantz, one member of that rowing crew, from his early beginnings through the Olympics. There are some side trips to Berlin and Hitler and his propoganda machine to help give context to the story.

I enjoyed reading about their journey and how they overcame so many different trials and problems to get to the Olympic stage.

There was a lot of information that the author has pieced together based on his interviews and research. And he did so rather well.

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