The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown celebrates the 1936 men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team – nine working-class boys who stunned the rowing world, defeating the sons of bankers and senators, as they fought their way to a gold medal. This book has something for everyone.
It is an exciting sports novel reminding us of what can be accomplished when everyone literally pulls together.
It chronicles the Great Depression, focusing on one man, Joe Rantz, who was cast aside at an early age by his family and left to fend for himself.
And, it depicts the history of Germany as the country takes the first steps toward WWII, hoping to use the Olympic Games for propaganda purposes.
Wednesday, November 15, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the Senior Center Auditorium:
An Introduction to Daniel James Brown
Video Clips of the 1936 Olympic Eight-Oar Rowing Races Glenn Morris, Our Local Connection to the 1936 Olympics Small Group Discussions
Social Hour with Treats
The book is available at Old Firehouse Books for less than $15 and, of course, can
be found for sale online or borrowed from the library. This program is free and open to non-FRF members.
No registration is required.
Boys in the Boat – A New York Times Bestseller and winner of the Nonfiction Book of the Year (2014) presented by the American Booksellers Association.