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Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown is a fascinating book that tells the story of the nine young men from the University of Washington crew team - the sons of lumberjacks, farmers, and shipyard workers - who rowed to glory in "Hitler's Olympics". This book will appeal not only to fans of the sport and readers of history, but to anyone who enjoys an engaging story and a compelling cast of characters.
Stop by the Reference Desk to request a copy. The book is also available in large print and audio.