The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics - Part 4: Touching the Divine, Chapter 19 & Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Daniel James Brown
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The book ends with a short description of the medal ceremony. Atop the medal platform, Bobby Moch stood tall for the first time in his life to accept gold on behalf of the American rowing team. The rest of the boys beamed as they received their gold medals. They felt tears prick at the corners of their eyes as The Star Spangled Banner echoed through the awards arena.

The epilogue describes the pandemonium of celebration that overtook Washington after the boys’ victory in Germany, particularly in Seattle. Joe decided to return home immediately after the games, probably because he didn’t have much money to trave. But, a few of the other boys – including Bobby Moch – spent the next few weeks traveling around Europe. All of the boys returned home with glowing reports of Germany and their time there...

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