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    • The Boys in the Boat

    • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
    • Written by: Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can’t say enough

    • By Terry Kennedy on 2019-07-01

    Price: CDN$ 42.55

    • The Indifferent Stars Above

    • The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party
    • Written by: Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In April of 1846, 21-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and 14 others set out for California on snowshoes and over the next 32 days endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By Garrry on 2019-07-22

    Price: CDN$ 20.29

    • The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation)

    • The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics
    • Written by: Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Berlin, 1936. The Olympic finals of the eight-oared rowing race. Germany, Italy, USA. The American boat touches the finish line first, beating all odds and sending Hitler away in a silent rage. In the midst of the Great Depression, the nine rowers showed the world what true grit really meant. They were western, working-class boys who never expected to beat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did.

    Price: CDN$ 33.35

    • Under a Flaming Sky

    • The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894
    • Written by: Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Daniel James Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On September 1, 1894, two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, trapping over 2,000 people. Daniel J. Brown recounts the events surrounding the fire in the first and only book to chronicle the dramatic story that unfolded. Whereas Oregon's famous "Biscuit" fire in 2002 burned 350,000 acres in one week, the Hinckley fire did the same damage in five hours. The fire created its own weather, including hurricane-strength winds, bubbles of plasmalike glowing gas, and 200-foot-tall flames.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Remando como un solo hombre

    • La historia del equipo de remo que humilló a Hitler
    • Written by: Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated by: Sebastián Rosas
    • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Es esta una fascinante historia de perseverancia, superación individual y espíritu de equipo. Con orígenes en la Depresión norteamericana y a pocos años de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Daniel James Brown narra la epopeya del equipo de ocho remeros y su timonel de la Universidad de Washington, y su épica misión de ganar la medalla de oro en 1936 en los Juegos Olímpicos del Berlín de Hitler. El equipo de remo estadounidense que sorprendió al mundo y que transformó este deporte atrajo la atención de millones de personas.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53