The boys in the boat: : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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The #1 New York Times  bestseller about the Greatest Generation freshly adapted for the next generation.   For readers of  Unbroken , out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington's eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler.   At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation--the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism.   This deeply emotional yet easily accessible young readers adaptation of the award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller features never-before-seen photographs, highly visual back matter, and an exclusive new introduction.
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Level 8.4, 27 Points
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1260L
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title_display The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
title_full 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 / Daniel James Brown
The boys in the boat [sound recording] : [nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics] / Daniel James Brown
The boys in the boat [text (large print)] : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics / Daniel James Brown
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