A 30-minute Instaread Summary | The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown – A 30-minute Instaread Summary

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Chapter One

It was a gray October morning in Seattle during the fourth year of the Great Depression. One in every four Americans had no job and millions were homeless. At the University of Washington, freshmen Roger Morris and Joe Rantz registered for the rowing team at the shell house. Only nine of the 175 applicants would be chosen. Joe, who came from a modest home, wanted to be a chemical engineer and to marry his girlfriend. Most of all, he wanted to be on the rowing team.

One of the men running the rowing tests was Tom Bolles, the freshman coach. He was in charge of teaching the basics of the sport of rowing. The other tester was Alvin Ulbrickson, head coach of the University of Washington’s rowing program.

In Germany, Adolf Hitler supervised renovations at the Olympic Stadium. He was initially weary of the idea of Berlin hosting the 1936 Olympics, but Joseph Goebbels, the minister of propaganda, changed his mind. Goebbels job was to control the press in Germany to ensure that it always exalted the Nazi party. He believed hosting the Olympic Games would be an opportunity to not only promote the party within his own country, but throughout the world. He wanted the world to believe Germany was a powerful, civilized and friendly nation.

Chapter Two

Joe and his brother, Fred, grew up in Spokane, Washington, where their father, Harry, owned an automobile manufacturing and repair shop. When Joe was four, his mother died of throat cancer. His father, overcome with grief, fled to Canada. Fred went to college. Joe was sent to live with his aunt Alma in Pennsylvania...

 

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With Instaread Summaries, you can get the summary of a book in 30 minutes or less. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience. This is an Instaread Summary of ' The Boys in the Boat'' by Daniel James Brown. Below is a preview of the earlier sections of the summary: Chapter One It was a gray October morning in Seattle during the fourth year of the Great Depression. One in every four Americans had no job and millions were homeless. At the University of Washington, freshmen Roger Morris and Joe Rantz registered for the rowing team at the shell house. Only nine of the 175 applicants would be chosen. Joe, who came from a modest home, wanted to be a chemical engineer and to marry his girlfriend. Most of all, he wanted to be on the rowing team. One of the men running the rowing tests was Tom Bolles, the freshman coach. He was in charge of teaching the basics of the sport of rowing. The other tester was Alvin Ulbrickson, head coach of the University of Washington’s rowing program. In Germany, Adolf Hitler supervised renovations at the Olympic Stadium. He was initially weary of the idea of Berlin hosting the 1936 Olympics, but Joseph Goebbels, the minister of propaganda, changed his mind. Goebbels job was to control the press in Germany to ensure that it always exalted the Nazi party. He believed hosting the Olympic Games would be an opportunity to not only promote the party within his own country, but throughout the world. He wanted the world to believe Germany was a powerful, civilized and friendly nation. Chapter Two Joe and his brother, Fred, grew up in Spokane, Washington, where their father, Harry, owned an automobile manufacturing and repair shop. When Joe was four, his mother died of throat cancer. His father, overcome with grief, fled to Canada. Fred went to college. Joe was sent to live with his aunt Alma in Pennsylvania.....

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