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Best Selling Book Recounts The Triumph Of True American Grit Over Nazi Germany In 1936 Olympics

Sep 30, 2015

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    Tom's guest this morning is Daniel James Brown, the author of a New York Times No. 1 best-selling book, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. It tells the amazing story of a group of nine young American rowers, who, against all odds, triumph at the 1936 Olympics, stealing thunder from Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime, and transforming the sport.

The Boys in the Boat has been chosen as this year’s One Maryland, One Book selection by the Maryland Humanities Council. It’s just been published in a young reader’s edition, too. Daniel James Brown joins Tom this morning in Studio A.

You can discuss the book with Daniel James Brown this morning at 11:00 at Glen Burnie High School and tonight at the Jernigan Institute at the National Federation of the Blind near Riverside Park in downtown Baltimore. There are many other discussions about the book planned all over the state over the next few months.