The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Setting & Symbolism

Daniel James Brown
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The University of Washington

The University of Washington is the college where Joe Rantz and the rest of his crewmates attend school.

Spokane, Washington

Spokane, Washington is where Joe Rantz was born and where he lived with his father and Thula until their house burned down when he was nine-years-old.

Boulder City, Idaho

Boulder City, Idaho is where the Rantz family lived while Harry was working in the mines. The weather in Boulder city was terrible, with Thula feeling like she could never keep up with the constantly filthy house. The mining town was isolated, and there were few families with children for the Rantz’s to bond with. Despite this, Joe has wonderful memories of tinkering with mechanical projects with his father – including a homemade go-kart – until Thula finally reached her breaking point and demanded that Joe be sent to live elsewhere.

Sequim, Washington

Sequim, Washington is...

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