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The Boys in the Boat

Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Jan 03, 2020TEENREVIEWBOARD rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Rowing is not the most popular sport in today's televised era, but In the 1930s, it was one of the most esteemed sports. Today, Seattle is a thriving hub of technology and culture, but in the 1930s, it was little more then a spot on the map to most. Enter the Washington University rowing crew, working towards the 1936 Berlin Olympics and becoming one of the greatest eight man crews in history. This was is a very inspirational book, explaining the intricacies of eight man rowing so you don't have to be a rower yourself to understand this book. It was a bit confusing however, when the author referred to characters in 3rd person, which happens often. Still a great book that paints a real picture of the crew and the 1930s Seattle that they practiced in. I would recommend this book to "experienced" readers because of its length, but it is definitely a must-read. 4/5 @mittopic of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board