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The Resource The boys in the boat : the true story of an American team's epic journey to win gold at the 1936 Olympics, Daniel James Brown ; adapted for young readers by Gregory Mone

The boys in the boat : the true story of an American team's epic journey to win gold at the 1936 Olympics, Daniel James Brown ; adapted for young readers by Gregory Mone

Label
The boys in the boat : the true story of an American team's epic journey to win gold at the 1936 Olympics
Title
The boys in the boat
Title remainder
the true story of an American team's epic journey to win gold at the 1936 Olympics
Statement of responsibility
Daniel James Brown ; adapted for young readers by Gregory Mone
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Amazon.com
Summary
The Boys in the Boat describes how a group of working class youths from the University of Washington rowing team emerged from obscurity to defeat a field of elite international rivals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Sports fans who love a good "Cinderella story" will cheer this fast-paced, emotionally charged account of the players' and coaches struggles set against stark Depression-era realities. - Description by Shauna Griffin
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Nonfiction, 2014.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10178632
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Daniel
Dewey number
797.12/30973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV796
LC item number
.B764 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1260
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mone, Gregory
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • University of Washington
  • Olympic Games
  • Rowing
  • Rowers
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Olympics
Label
The boys in the boat : the true story of an American team's epic journey to win gold at the 1936 Olympics, Daniel James Brown ; adapted for young readers by Gregory Mone
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This work is based on The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Only nine seats -- A dream life shattered -- A thousand and one small things -- Life in exile -- Making the climb -- Another chance at a home -- A rare and sacred thing -- Going it alone -- Part of a single thing -- A broken machine -- The makings of something exceptional -- Almost without pain -- Stay out of our life -- Driven nearly to madness -- Battle in California -- Rage, fear, and uncertainty -- Difficult and dangerous work -- The parts that really matter -- A truth to come to terms with -- Finding their swing -- Save, save, save -- Here's where we take California -- Rowing for liberty -- Fighting, fuming, and coming together -- A game of cat and mouse -- In the race of their lives -- timeline of events -- The art of rowing
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 227 pages
Isbn
9780451475923
Lccn
2015006199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911255272
  • (OCoLC)ocn911255272
  • 468262
Label
The boys in the boat : the true story of an American team's epic journey to win gold at the 1936 Olympics, Daniel James Brown ; adapted for young readers by Gregory Mone
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This work is based on The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Only nine seats -- A dream life shattered -- A thousand and one small things -- Life in exile -- Making the climb -- Another chance at a home -- A rare and sacred thing -- Going it alone -- Part of a single thing -- A broken machine -- The makings of something exceptional -- Almost without pain -- Stay out of our life -- Driven nearly to madness -- Battle in California -- Rage, fear, and uncertainty -- Difficult and dangerous work -- The parts that really matter -- A truth to come to terms with -- Finding their swing -- Save, save, save -- Here's where we take California -- Rowing for liberty -- Fighting, fuming, and coming together -- A game of cat and mouse -- In the race of their lives -- timeline of events -- The art of rowing
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 227 pages
Isbn
9780451475923
Lccn
2015006199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911255272
  • (OCoLC)ocn911255272
  • 468262

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