The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown
This book gives deep description of a young man with an amazing work ethic and will to survive and make something of himself growing up in the 1920’s. He puts himself through college and gets on the crew (rowing) team at Washington State, literally rowing till his hands bleed. He and his teammates, the “boys in the boat” go on to win the Olympics in 1936 in Germany. There is rich history here of America in the 1920’s and 30’s as well as knowledge about Hitler and his propaganda during the German Olympics of 1936. A simply great read (listen).