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Release Date: 07/02/2014

Daniel James Brown reads from 'The Boys In The Boat' July 26 At The Seattle Public Library

Daniel James Brown

Hear Daniel James Brown read from "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics," the inspiring story of the 1936 University of Washington crew team, from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at The Seattle Public Library, Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W.


The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available in the underground garage beneath the building.


"The Boys in the Boat" is the story of how the 1936 UW rowing team, made up of sons of loggers, farmers and shipyard workers, faced and triumphed over elite rivals -- first from eastern U.S. and British universities and finally from Adolf Hitler's German crew rowing in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.


Brown is the author of two previous nonfiction books: "Under A Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894" and "The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of A Donner Party Bride." Brown has taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford University. He lives in Redmond, Washington.


This event is presented in partnership with Secret Garden Books. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


For more information, call the Ballard Branch at 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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