"Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times - 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. ... 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 quest"--Back cover.
All readers are welcome to all the ONE BOOK events and book discussions this month. Copies of the book, The Boys in the Boat, nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,
by Daniel James Brown, are available at the library August through October, 2017. Registration is appreciated.