#39 — The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
  • Rating: 3/5
  • A book version of the movie Remember the Titans — hardship and strife is overcome through teamwork and a fierce commitment to one another, followed by the triumph of all triumphs. The victory is made sweeter, not only because it resulted in the defeat of a hated competitor who seemed to have all of the advantages, but they transcended and overcame the injustices of their time in that brief moment. If Disney does not have the rights to this, they will soon enough
  • Yes, the formula is cheesy, but it worked. While it is a true story, it doesn’t read like a biography
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