So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Boys in the Boat tells you what you need to know before-or after you read Daniel James Brown's book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books sets the standard for quality and gives you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown includes: - Historical context - Chapter-by-chapter summaries - Detailed timeline of key events - Profiles of the main characters - Important quotes - Fascinating trivia - Glossary of terms - Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work... About The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown: No one expected a ragtag crew team from the University of Washington to rise to the top of their sport-much less go to the Olympics in Germany. It was the 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression and the dawn of Nazi party ascendancy. The school had never been able to beat the Ivy League teams, but coach Al Ulbrickson had big ambitions-he just needed the right athletes. Over the next few years, the boys of the UW rowing team endured grueling days of training and countless setbacks. In the end, it was their collective dedication that brought them to compete in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin-and beat the team rowing for Adolf Hitler. A New York Times bestseller and the inspiration for the PBS documentary The Boys of '36, Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat is a celebration of the human spirit and a compelling biography of a unique rowing team who brought home Olympic gold. The summary and analysis in this eBook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.