Boys in the Boat

Boys in the Boat

Genesis Book Group for 2021-2022 will get off to a start Thursday, September 17 at 7 pm. In honor of the Olympics, our September book is Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown.

Description from GoodReads:
Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

Newcomers are always welcome! If you are would like to join the book group e-mail list, contact Sarah Haw bookgroup@genesis-umc.org so we can get information to you. Books are available to borrow.

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