The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation)

The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation) Summary

The #1 New York Times bestseller about the Greatest Generation freshly adapted for the next generation.
For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler.
At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation—the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism.
This deeply emotional yet easily accessible young readers adaptation of the award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller features never-before-seen photographs, highly visual back matter, and an exclusive new introduction.

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Great read5 star

Great read. I was very interested and the pages turned very easy!55


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The Boys in the Boat5 star

Rich characters enhanced by skillful character development allows the reader to become a part of the story. The backdrop of the developing Nazi influence added a stark complexity. A pleasure to read. I will think about this book for a long time.55

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