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The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world.
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The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany, the inspiration for the PBS documentary The Boys of '36, broadcast to coincide with the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 80th anniversary of the boys' gold medal race.For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.From the Hardcover edition.
Advance Praise for Row Daily "This book has the potential to change and lengthen your active life.
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Advance Praise for Row Daily "This book has the potential to change and lengthen your active life." -Jo A. Hannafin, MD ". . . shows the way to improve your fitness and quality of life through rowing." - Marlene Royle, OTR "I use the principles in this book to help train people to become Navy SEALS; you can use them to improve your fitness at your own pace, whatever that may be." -Michael Caviston, MS (Kinesiology) "A 'golden gateway' to the sport of rowing for those who know nothing about it and a demonstration of how easily you can find better health and a better life through rowing!" -Victoria Draper, Founder/CEO, Rowbics
Text and photographs chronicle the development of Calder's sculpture, from early wire sculptures and abstract mobiles to his monumental public sculptures.
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To mark the centenary of Alexander Calder's birth, this volume is the first account of this major twentieth-century artist's sculptural progression - from his figurative wire sculpture and abstract mobiles and stabiles, to his monumental public works. Images of Calder's pioneering works of art, along with rarely seen archival photographs of the artist in his studio and installation shots of his public sculpture, illuminate an extraordinary body of work that is marked by innovations which challenge the principles of Modern sculpture. The text by Calder's grandson adds a unique, biographical component to this tribute to a modern master.