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The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics / Daniel James Brown.

"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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  • ISBN: 9781410459541 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1410459543 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 743 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 8.4 27 27 167221
Subject: Rowing > United States > History.
University of Washington > Rowing > History.
Rowers > United States > Biography.
Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany)
Rowing > Social aspects > United States.
Genre: Large type books.

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 4 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dillsburg Area Public Library Adults 797.12 BRO Large Print (Text) 34001001251980 Adult Area Checked Out 04/17/2024
Martin Library Adults 797.12 BRO Large Print (Text) 33454006003735 Reading Room New Checked Out 05/08/2024

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