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Inspiration comes from many avenues. In our WISE Bookshelf feature, members share some of the titles that have encouraged them to think outside of the box, try a new approach, dig down deep for the confidence they needed to make that big decision or simply allowed them a reprieve from the daily grind. Happy reading!
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Genre: Narrative Nonfiction
The Boys in the Boat is the story of the 1936 U.S. men’s rowing team and their quest for gold at the Berlin Olympics. The story offers a unique viewpoint into life during the great depression, the preparation and skills necessary to be successful at rowing, and the events in Berlin leading up the 1936 Olympic Games. I personally enjoyed the way the author weaves all of these elements together into one interesting and thorough story.
Submitted by: Ivy Anderson | Los Angeles | 6-15 years experience
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