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

Daniel James Brown
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Prologue, Part 1: What Seasons They Have Been Through, Chapter 1

• In the Prologue, author Daniel James Brown describes meeting Joe Rantz, the main subject of the book.

• The first chapter opens on a grey day in Seattle in 1933, as two young men, Joe Rantz and Roger Morris, attend the freshmen rowing crew tryouts at the University of Washington.

• At the same time, thousands of miles away, architect Werner March meets with Adolf Hitler to discuss the largest sports stadium in Germany for use in the upcoming Olympics.

Part 1: What Seasons They Have Been Through, Chapter 2

• Chapter 2 delves more deeply into Joe Rantz’s childhood, describing his parents, Harry and Nellie Rantz, and his older brother Frank.

• Joe’s mother died of throat cancer when Joe was four-years-old and Joe was uprooted from his home and sent to live with various relatives.

• Fred married Thelma LaFollette at the age of...

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