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    DescriptionThis is an epic true-life journey to the heart of Hitler's Berlin. Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other working-class boys exchange the sweat and dust of life in 1930s America for the promise of glory at the heart of Hitler's Berlin. Stroke by stroke, a remarkable young man strives to regain his shattered self-regard, to dare again to trust in others - and to find his way back home. Told against the backdrop of the Great Depression, The Boys in the Boat is narrative non-fiction of the first order; a personal story full of lyricism and unexpected beauty that rises above the grand sweep of history, and captures instead the purest essence of what it means to be alive.


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    Title
    The Boys in the Boat
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel James Brown
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 356 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780230768895
    ISBN 10: 023076889X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4
    BIC subject category V2: BGS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    BIC subject category V2: WSBB
    BISAC V2.8: SPO005000, BIO016000
    BIC subject category V2: WSSN7, 3JJG
    BISAC V2.8: SPO058000
    DC23: 797.123092
    Thema V1.0: DNBS, SCBB, SPNL
    Edition statement
    UK Airside & Open market ed
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    MACMILLAN
    Publication date
    06 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Daniel James Brown is the author of The Indifferent Stars Above and Under A Flaming Sky. He lives in Washington State.
    Review quote
    "'The Boys in the Boat is not only a great and inspiring true story; it is a fascinating work of history' Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea 'I really can't rave enough about this book... I read the last fifty pages with white knuckles, and the last twenty-five with tears in my eyes' David Laskin, author of The Children's Blizzard and The Long Way Home 'A thrilling, heart-thumping tale of a most remarkable band of rowing brothers' Timothy Egan, author of The Worst Hard Time"