The Boys in the Boat

Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
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"The University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the nine boys, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what beating the odds really meant. They defeated elite rivals from…

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