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Türü: Yabancı Dilde Kitaplar
Sayfa Sayısı: 404
ISBN: 9780143125471
Kapak: Ciltsiz
Daniel James Brown
Daniel James Brown
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    An irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times.

    Out of the depths of the Depression comes the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the Uniersity of Washington's eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys' own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man's personal guest.

    "A suspenseful tale of triumph."

    -Usa Today

    "Riveting... a rousing story of American can-do-ism."

    -Parade

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