The Boys In The Boat

The Boys In The Boat: An Epic Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin

Sports, Rowing
Paperback Published on: 02/01/2014
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Now a major motion picture, directed by George Clooney.

From the Great Depression to Nazi Germany, The Boys in the Boat is the astonishing true story of the 1936 American men's eight rowing team on their quest for Olympic gold.

'It is impossible not to get wrapped up in the emotion' – The Times

It is considered one of the most difficult sports in the world. For Joe Rantz, it might be his only choice.

Cast aside by his family at an early age, Joe was abandoned, left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State. Like so many, he had to work his way through college. The rowing team offered money – and a home.

An extraordinary journey follows, as Joe and eight other working-class boys exchange the sweat and dust of life in 1930s America for the promise of glory on the team – and at the Berlin Olympics, in the heart of Hitler’s Germany.

With the weight of history on his shoulders, stroke by stroke, Joe strives to regain his shattered self-regard, to dare again to trust in others – and to find his way back home.

Rising above the grand sweep of history, Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat is a personal story of unexpected beauty, capturing the purest essence of what it means to be alive.

'A moving, enlightening and gripping tale' – Financial Times

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781447210986
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 284g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 131 x 26 mm

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The Boys In The Boat
A brilliant read !
This is an excellent book in every respect. It is beautifully written , the story of the main character is riveting, the information about the training of ... READ MORE
The Boys In The Boat
For anyone interested in rowing this is a splendid book. Maybe because the author is not himself a rower he has captured very well the pleasure (and pain) ... READ MORE
Martin Flash
The Boys In The Boat
A fabulous gripping story even if you have no interest in rowing
I saw this in The Times as one of their recommended reads. I have no real interest in rowing other than cheering on the British boats at the Olympics, but... READ MORE
Mike Harding
The Boys In The Boat
Review of The Boys in the Boat-by Samuel Miller Tuesday 2 April 2024
This book was a very enjoyable read and if you were fortunate enough to see the film recently, ( I did not) before reading the book, you would have some id... READ MORE
Samuel Miller