Login Shopping Cart My Account TrackOrder
 
  Main Books Music DVDs Forum Spotlight Help
  Top 10s Our Picks New Arrivals Great Deals Short Quantities Notable Books
Home > Books > Games/Sports > sports
Search   
Advanced Search
My Emma
and save 10% on your next order.
Special Offers, New Products and Forum Updates
Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See our Pictures on PInterest
ShoppingCart
 Shopping Cart
0 item(s) in your cart
 
Subtotal : $0.00
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Icon Description
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance Sale
Reading Group
More Books
To find more items like this one, go to:
history
American history
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
 
 
Author
Daniel James Brown.
Publisher Penguin  
Format paperback
ISBN 9780143125471
Pages/Publication Date 404/2014
Daedalus Item Code 49569
List Price: $17.00
Sale Price: $10.95
You Save: $6.05
Qty
          Tell a friend
Short Quantities
Description
In this wildly popular tale of an unlikely triumph at the 1936 Olympics, the author of The Indifferent Stars Above and Under a Flaming Sky here gives us the University of Washington rowing crew that stunned the world when they beat the vaunted German and Italian crews to win the gold. Daniel James Brown evokes a defining era in sports and celebrates a remarkable achievement as he chronicles how a rag-tag team, made up of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers—including Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects—slipped past some of the most competitive teams in the water to represent the United States in Berlin.

"The Boys in the Boat is not only a great and inspiring true story; it is a fascinating work of history."—Nathaniel Philbrick

"This book has already been bought for cinematic development, and it's easy to see why: When Brown, a Seattle-based nonfiction writer, describes a race, you feel the splash as the oars slice the water, the burning in the young men's muscles and the incredible drive that propelled these rowers to glory."—Smithsonian Magazine

"For years I've stared and wondered about the old wooden boat resting on the top rack of the UW boathouse. I knew the names of the men that rowed it but never really knew who they were. After reading this book, I feel like I got to relive their journey and witness what it was truly like earning a seat in that Pocock shell. The passion and determination showed by Joe and the rest of the boys in the boat are what every rower aspires to. I will never look at that wooden boat the same again."—Mary Whipple

 
You might also like:
Berlin Games: How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream
Guy Walters.
Studio: John Murray.   Format: paperback. ISBN: 9780719567742.  Daedalus Item Code: 40742
List Price: Import Sale Price: $5.98
Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Don Van Natta Jr.
Studio: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780316056991.  Daedalus Item Code: 41999
List Price: $27.99 Sale Price: $4.98 You Save: $23.01
Showdown at Shepherd's Bush: The 1908 Olympic Marathon and the Three Runners Who Launched a Sporting Craze
David Davis.
Studio: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780312641009.  Daedalus Item Code: 43012
List Price: $25.99 Sale Price: $5.98 You Save: $20.01
 
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Books
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance
Reading Group Picks
Music
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Music
Clearance
DVDs
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable DVDs
Clearance
Movie Group Picks
Customer Service
How to Order
FAQ
Contact Us
Feedback
About Us
Privacy Policy
My Account
Register
Forgot Password?
Change Your Info
Order History
Web Site Preference
Easy Order Form
Catalogs
Gift Cards
Track Order
 
Employment
Order online or call 1-800-395-2665 (U.S.) or 1-410-309-2705 (Outside U.S. & Canada)
This site features merchandise from our catalogs and store, in addition to items available only online. Availability may vary.
©2013 Daedalus Books, Inc. | Contact customer service at custserv@daedalusbooks.com