The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics - Part 3: The Parts That Really Matter, Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Daniel James Brown
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As Joe, Chuck, and Johnny passed the summer working hard on the new dam, so too did thousands of young German men pass the summer working hard on the new Olympic Stadium in Berlin. The difference between the groups was that while the Grand Coulee crew was a wide mix of races and nations, all of the workers in Berlin were “complying, nonunion workers of German citizenship and Aryan race” (Page 207). Fifteen miles to the southeast lay a wonderful rowing community in the town of Grünau. For hundreds of years, this is where the German rowing community was centralized, and there were many small clubs – both public and private – that German citizens of all backgrounds could join. In the fall of 1935, however, great changes were beginning to take place that affected this community as well as the...

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