|Genres:||Biography: General Books, Political & Military Books, Autobiography: Sport, Water Sports & Recreations|
|Authors:||Daniel James Brown|
|Tags:||Biography: General Books, Political & Military Books, Autobiography: Sport Books, Water Sports & Recreations, Free Books Download, epub Books Download|
Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other working-class boys exchange the sweat and dust of life in 1930s America for the promise of glory at the heart of Hitler's Berlin.
Stroke by stroke, a remarkable young man strives to regain his shattered self-regard, to dare again to trust in others and to find his way back home. Told against the backdrop of the Great Depression, The Boys in the Boat is narrative non-fiction of the first order; a personal story full of lyricism and unexpected beauty that rises above the grand sweep of history, and captures instead the purest essence of what it means to be alive.