This month we have a quick turnaround book-wise. We’ll be meeting to discuss The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown, on 11/19/16 at Arden Dimick Library at 10:30AM.
The Boys in the Boat tells the story of the University of Washington’s efforts to win a gold in rowing at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. The story focuses on Hitler’s efforts to convince the world that Germany was a benign power, and on the efforts of American Joe Rantz to survive the Depression and parental abandonment, finish college, and succeed in keeping his place on the crew team.
In this book trailer, at minute 1:10, you can see video of the incredible 1936 Olympic race:
If you have an hour, you can view the PBS documentary: The Boys of ’36, about the crew.
I hope you all enjoy this amazing story!