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An intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the
American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin
what true grit really meant.  The emotional heart of the tale lies
with a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to
regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for
himself in the world.  The boys shocked the world by challenging
the German boat rowing for Adolph Hitler.  USA Today  called it "A
suspenseful tale of triumph".
The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown
Doubleday, N.Y. 2014