Our October staff pick comes from Pat Drogowski. This is what she had to say about it.
“My summer favorite, maybe all-time favorite:
The Boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown
The popularity and challenges of crew are intricately and interestingly described through the Seattle college team that makes it to 1936 Berlin Olympics team! This was the number-one sport of that era. But more than that is the struggle of the main character faced with extreme poverty, family abandonment and the stamina and courage to win and lose. History and the extremes of life during the Depression and Dust Bowl are woven so well into this story. He is an unsung American hero to say the least.”