Review of "The Boys in the Boat" book

An excellent historical fiction about 9 Americans who beat all odds against them

As I was on the water this weekend, kayaking with a friend, I was reminded of the book The Boys in the Boat written by Daniel James Brown.


I read it a few years ago, but it was a wonderful book that I still feel compelled to recommend. It’s a fantastic read for anyone interested in excellent historical fiction set back in 1936 America.

Unfortunately, I did not leave a review when I read the book, and it’s been too long to properly review it from memory, so below is a blip taken off the description page from Goodreads to whet your appetite. I gave it five stars and I rarely give a book five stars, so that tells you something.

“Drawing on the boys’ own diaries and journals, their photos and memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, The Boys in the Boat is an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate story of nine working-class boys from the American west who, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what true grit really meant.

Visit Goodreads or Amazon for more! You won’t be disappointed.

Happy reading!

Inspirational quote:

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”—Dale Carnegie

*Images from Goodreads and from morguefile free stock

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