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In 1936, nine boys from the University of Washington took the rowing world and a nation by storm, when their eight-oar crew team captured the gold medal at the Olympics in Berlin. The boys' victory, and their obstacles, inspired a nation struggling to emerge from the depths of the Depression.
Describing the author's life and experiences, this is "the ... true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West Side who form the first all-black high school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives"--Publisher marketing.
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