About the Author

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Diablo Valley College, the University of California at Berkeley, and UCLA. I taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford before becoming a technical writer and editor. I now write narrative nonfiction books full time. My primary interest as a writer is in bringing compelling historical events to life as vividly and accurately as I can.

I live in the country outside of Seattle, Washington with my wife, two daughters, and an assortment of cats, dogs, chickens, and honeybees. When I am not writing, I am likely to be birding, gardening, fly fishing, reading American history, or chasing bears away from the bee hives.

Reviews

The Boys in the Boat is an exciting blend of history and Olympic sport. I was drawn in as much by the personal stories as I was by the Olympic glory. A must read for anyone looking to be inspired!

Luke Mcgee, USA Rowing Men’s National Team Coach

For those who like adventure stories straight-up, The Boys in the Boat… is this year’s closest approximation of Unbroken….It’s about the University of Washington’s crew team: “Nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant.

New York Times

An evocative, cinematic prose… [Brown] makes his heroes’ struggle as fascinating as the best Olympic sagas.

Publishers Weekly

Cogent history…, and a surprisingly suspenseful tale of triumph.

USA Today

Author

Narrator
Edward Herrmann

ISBN
3938559381926

Length
43 minutes

Language
English

Publisher
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Publication Date

Abridged
No

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