The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by laxjoe, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. laxjoe

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    Started reading this last night, and couldn't put it down (through about 200 pages already).

    If you like historical non-fiction (Erik Larson, etc), I think you'll really enjoy this book.

    Anyone else read it?
     
  2. FarEastJets

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    I read it and quite enjoyed it. And this, coming from a fellow that has basically no interest in crewing.
     
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  3. laxjoe

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    Just finished. I thought it was fantastic. Like you, II had no interest or knowledge of crew, but I loved this book.
     
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    Just goes to show that a good writer can make anything exciting and interesting. I also enjoyed a book called "Shadow Divers". It was about deep sea divers finding a German U Boat off of the New Jersey coast. I have very little interest in diving, but really enjoyed it as well.
     
  5. brahmanknight

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    If this was post WWII, I think I'd jump on it. For some reason, outside of the book The Wise Men, i prefer non fiction no older than the Cold War.k