July 2016 Book Reminder
Well, we made it to the throes of summer, everyone! And with it, a book about boats. Somehow that seems fitting, right?
I hope everyone is doing well now that we’re halfway through the year. (Wait, whaaaat? How did that happen?!) Well, anyway, let’s make the second half just as awesome!
Synopsis: Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.