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The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.” For readers of Unbroken, 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. 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.

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Genre Book : Sports & Recreation
Author Book : Daniel James Brown
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2013-06-04
Download Book : 416 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781101622742


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On September 1, 1894 two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, trapping over 2,000 people. Daniel J. Brown recounts the events surrounding the fire in the first and only book on to chronicle the dramatic story that unfolded. Whereas Oregon's famous "Biscuit" fire in 2002 burned 350,000 acres in one week, the Hinckley fire did the same damage in five hours. The fire created its own weather, including hurricane-strength winds, bubbles of plasma-like glowing gas, and 200-foot-tall flames. In some instances, "fire whirls," or tornadoes of fire, danced out from the main body of the fire to knock down buildings and carry flaming debris into the sky. Temperatures reached 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit--the melting point of steel. As the fire surrounded the town, two railroads became the only means of escape. Two trains ran the gauntlet of fire. One train caught on fire from one end to the other. The heroic young African-American porter ran up and down the length of the train, reassuring the passengers even as the flames tore at their clothes. On the other train, the engineer refused to back his locomotive out of town until the last possible minute of escape. In all, more than 400 people died, leading to a revolution in forestry management practices and federal agencies that monitor and fight wildfires today. Author Daniel Brown has woven together numerous survivors' stories, historical sources, and interviews with forest fire experts in a gripping narrative that tells the fascinating story of one of North America's most devastating fires and how it changed the nation.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Daniel Brown
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Book : 2016-02-01
Download Book : 288 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781493022014


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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. From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Book : Daniel James Brown
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2015-09-08
Download Book : 240 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780698197596


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Growing up in his parent's hotel in Blackpool, Brian never knew why his family fled Ireland but he learned early to escape his father's demonic rages by slipping away from the Alexandra Private Hotel to the beach and the Kathleen R, the fishing boat that was to become his refuge and his sanctuary. At 18 years of age, running from the law in England, Brian arrives in Australia seeking to overcome a growing dependency on alcohol and the subsequent damage he is wreaking on his own life and the lives of those he loves. In a style that is both raw and compelling, The Boy in the Boat tells the riveting story of Brian's childhood, his triumph over alcoholism, his inspirational journey towards recovery, and eventually to the profound realization that he was molded and shaped during his childhood years for the meaning and purpose of his life.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Brian O'Raleigh
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release Book : 2013-10-09
Download Book : 374 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1480058904


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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Book : Daniel James Brown
Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
Release Book : 2018-01-03
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : 1432850288


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The wildly entertaining narrative of the outrageous 1981 Dodgers from the award-winning author of Dynastic, Fantastic, Bombastic and The Baseball Codes In the Halberstam tradition of capturing a season through its unforgettable figures, They Bled Blue is a sprawling, mad tale of excess and exuberance, the likes of which could only have occurred in that place, at that time. That it culminated in an unlikely World Series win--during a campaign split by the longest player strike in baseball history--is not even the most interesting thing about this team. The Dodgers were led by the garrulous Tommy Lasorda--part manager, part cheerleader--who unyieldingly proclaimed devotion to the franchise through monologues about bleeding Dodger blue and worshiping the "Big Dodger in the Sky," and whose office hosted a regular stream of Hollywood celebrities. Steve Garvey, the All-American, All-Star first baseman, had anchored the most durable infield in major league history, and, along with Davey Lopes, Bill Russell, and Ron Cey, was glaringly aware that 1981 would represent the end of their run together. The season's real story, however, was one that nobody expected at the outset: a chubby lefthander nearly straight out of Mexico, twenty years old with a wild delivery and a screwball as his flippin' out pitch. The Dodgers had been trying for decades to find a Hispanic star to activate the local Mexican population; Fernando Valenzuela was the first to succeed, and it didn't take long for Fernandomania to sweep far beyond the boundaries of Chavez Ravine. They Bled Blue is the rollicking yarn of the Los Angeles Dodgers' crazy 1981 season.

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Genre Book : HISTORY
Author Book : Jason Turbow
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
Release Book : 2019
Download Book : 384 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781328715531


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“A poignant story.” —School Library Journal “An unforgettable, life-affirming tale.” —Booklist The Graveyard Book meets Hatchet in this eerie novel about a boy who is stranded on a mysterious beach, from debut author Samantha M. Clark. A boy washes up on a mysterious, seemingly uninhabited beach. Who is he? How did he get there? The boy can’t remember. When he sees a light shining over the foreboding wall of trees that surrounds the shore, he decides to follow it, in the hopes that it will lead him to answers. The boy’s journey is a struggle for survival and a search for the truth—a terrifying truth that once uncovered, will force him to face his greatest fear of all if he is to go home. This gripping adventure will have readers hooked until its jaw-dropping and moving conclusion. Samantha M. Clark’s first novel heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Fiction
Author Book : Samantha M. Clark
Publisher : Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Release Book : 2019-06-25
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781534412569


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The Boys in the Boat: A Incredible Summary About This Book Of Daniel James Brown !! The Boys in the Boat is a novel, written by Daniel James Brown. It is a story about a determined young man, who was able to successfully overcome every hardship in order for him to become successful. The author's style of writing is alluring and we see how the author successfully manages to connect events from the past with those from the present. Joe Rantz is the book's main protagonist. Through his life Joe suffered a lot. Regardless of his previous bad experiences, Joe is a perfect example of human's determination, persistance and resolution. Joe managed to earn a gold medal at 1936 Olympic Games; which were held in the Nazi Germany. Brown managed to catch reader's attention by using his parallel narrative speech. This book is also a book of lessons. It will teach its readers to be strong in order to successfully overcome any obstacle in life. The author also tries to teach its readers that, even though the life itself is far from perfect, that this is the chance for success and that those who have enough persistance and bravery will eventually reach their goal. We also read that every hard work eventually pays off and that a person just needs to be persistent and not give up, no matter what. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get: In The Power of Habit , you will get a detailed summary of the novel In The Boys in the Boat , you will find some analysis to strengthen your knowledge about the book In The Boys in the Boat , you will get some fun multiple choice quizes, along with answers to help you learn about the novel.

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Author Book : Alexander Cooper
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Book : 2015-09-28
Download Book : 36 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1519504462


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NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Cormac McCarthy
Publisher : Vintage
Release Book : 2007-03-20
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780307267450


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Author Book : Worth Books
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Release Book : 2017
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : 1683782712