Summary of The Boys in the Boat: by Daniel James Brown Includes Analysis

Summary of The Boys in the Boat: by Daniel James Brown Includes Analysis

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Summary of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown | Includes Analysis



The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936

Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown, is a non-fiction account of the

remarkable life story of Joe Rantz. Rantz was a determined young man who

overcame personal tragedy and hardship to win a gold medal at the 1936 Olympics

as a member of the US rowing team.

When Joe was four, his mother, Nellie, died of throat cancer. His father, Harry,

went to Canada. He sent Joe to Pennsylvania to live with his Aunt Alma while his

older brother, Fred, returned to college. A year later, Fred had graduated college

and married Thelma. He sent for Joe to live with him and his new wife.

Joe’s father returned and built a new house in Spokane, Washington. He married

Thelma’s sister, Thula, a talented violinist. Joe moved in with Harry and Thula…


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683782711
Publisher: Instaread, Inc
Publication date: 05/19/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 52
File size: 177 KB

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