Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Boys in the boat: Nine americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 berlin olympics by daniel james brown

non-fiction, 404 PP

Teamwork, perseverance, the build up of Nazi Germany and its propaganda machine, and the Great Depression. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics is a great read despite the length and the tedium of some of the descriptions. Highly recommend for anyone interested in learning about a sport that today is overshadowed by the broadcast coverage of football bowl games ad nauseam and March Madness. A sport where teamwork soars to a whole different level of meaning and importance. Where there is no one star, just perfection in unity.

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