Guide to Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat by Instaread - Instaread

Guide to Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat by Instaread

By Instaread

  • Release Date: 2014-05-12
  • Genre: Study Aids
Score: 4
From 57 Ratings


PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Anthony Doerr's Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat and NOT the original book.
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown, is a non-fiction account of the remarkable life story of Joe Rantz. Rantz was a determined young man who overcame personal tragedy and hardship to win a gold medal at the 1936 Olympics as a member of the US rowing team…
Inside this companion to the book:
• Summary of the book
• Important People
• Character Analysis
• Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style
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  • Like a movie trailer....

    By Tried to make it work.
    This summary was like a drink from the fire hose. I suppose it did what it was billed to do. Summarize. I'm sure I've missed the fun of reading and absorbing the details that must be in a book that has such positive press. Reading this was like watching a movie trailer. I feel like I robbed myself of the experience of enjoying the book. The summary did summarize the story, but not the experience of the book. No more summaries for me unless I have to...
  • Great read!

    By Willyuuummm
    I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick summary or "Instaread" on The Boys in the Boat. The author does a great job of squeezing all the main points into a short book and highlighting all the important parts to give a little recap of the book as a whole.
  • Quite good.

    By TheFadeness
    This book is great and captures the history of these americans. It is a very excellent summary and analysis of The Boys in the Boat. It's great that a detailed summary is available, so I don't have to read a long, long book.
  • Ilovebooks25

    By Ilovebooks23
    Nice book
  • Great detailed and inspiring story!

    By came.shef1979
    It is a really captivating and interesting story! I thought the story was well done, and I enjoyed learning about this event in history. I knew nothing about rowing and its complexities. I was captured by the richness of this book, now I am interested in rowing. Great book, highly recommend!
  • Wonderful

    By Zakhar Gazizov
    This book is a masterpiece and I love this book. It's quite engaging and I couldn't stop reading it for a long time. I remember some moments that happened to me which were quite good times. I recommend this book to anyone pretty much.
  • Amazing Book

    By Levi613
    Besides being a historical perspective on the depression and its effects and the rise of Hitler along with the 1936 Olympics Games, this book is a truly amazing account of what creating a team and teamwork at its highest level is. 'THE BOAT" comes to mean something similar to when a team or a person says they are in 'THE ZONE". The boys and the coaches storiesin this book are amazing and definitely worth taking your time to enjoy.
  • Good and detailed summary

    By El_Jefe Bg
    Very excellent summar and anlysis of Boys in the boat. Always fancied that book, and i am hppy i found this. It is wonderful to read and provides really detailed summary without skipping any important info.
  • Boys in the boat

    By Capt. Danny
    Wonderful book. I knew Joe and Joyce personally and shared home visits with them. We attended Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church together. My wife even took a woman's "car maintenance" class from Joe. I knew this wonderful kind gentleman as shy and caring, now I better understand why. Thank you Daniel James Brown for your literary masterpiece that ALL men & boys should read as a genuine guide into "manhood"! Daniel T. Tradal