It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team 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 defeating the German team 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 quest.
The Boys in the Boat was the inspiration for a recent movie adaptation of the tale of nine working class boys at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Featuring a leatherbound rebinding of a hardcover edition of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, this irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times. Bound in brown leather with a gold border of the boys and their racing boat, this book measures approximately 9″ x 6″ x 1.1″ inches and weighs 2.2 lbs, and makes a wonderful addition to any library or collection, or for any lover of sports, history, or underdog stories.. Custom commissions are available if one desires other books (or to use a specific edition).
(Each book is made to order. Please allow 2-3 weeks to make and ship your order.)
These rebound editions are independent and unaffiliated with Daniel James Brown, but made by dedicated fans from existing volumes!