Summary Of The Boys In The Boat

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One of the most interesting non-fiction works I have ever read is The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Set predominantly in depression-era Washington state, this work follows the life and rowing career of Joe Rance, a young man who was able to become a gold medal-winning Olympic rower despite an incredibly difficult childhood. As a piece of nonfiction, this work blends biographical and historical elements as it describes the misfortunes in Joe Rance’s life during the 1930s. The work also describes the difficulties of life in the United States during the Great Depression and succeeding Dust Bowl years. Additionally, Brown details the parallel rise of Nazi-era Germany and the repression of the Jews in Europe, added elements that illuminate
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