This is the true and quite amazing story of the 1936 Olympic crew made up of nine young men from Washington State who beat all comers and won the gold medal in rowing during the summer Olympics in Germany on the even of World War II. The author recounts the individual and collective stories of the University of Washington young men through first-hand accounts by family members, first-hand observers and the men themselves. Brown has written a gripping, sometimes unbelievable and always interesting story of their trials and tribulations, their failures and successes. It is easy to imagine yourself in the boat as they struggle to become a team which will bring pride and prestige to themselves, their school and their country.
Submitted by Barbara Brown