Panel: To Strive and Succeed,
Author Visit: Daniel James Brown
Wednesday, October 22nd
In his presentations, Daniel James Brown shares the remarkable story of The Boys in the Boat. Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—it is 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.
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.
Drawing on the boys journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown shares this remarkable story.