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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

By Daniel James Brown

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Released: 2014-05-27
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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
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  • The #1 New York Times-bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary "The Boys of '36"
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The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36”

For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.

It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.

Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle (The Lamar Series in Western History)

By Matthew Klingle

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Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle (The Lamar Series in Western History)
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At the foot of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains on the forested shores of Puget Sound, Seattle is set in a location of spectacular natural beauty. Boosters of the city have long capitalized on this splendor, recently likening it to the fairytale capital of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, the Emerald City. But just as Dorothy, Toto, and their traveling companions discover a darker reality upon entering the green gates of the imaginary Emerald City, those who look more closely at Seattle’s landscape will find that it reveals a history marked by environmental degradation and urban inequality.

 

This book explores the role of nature in the development of the city of Seattle from the earliest days of its settlement to the present. Combining environmental history, urban history, and human geography, Matthew Klingle shows how attempts to reshape nature in and around Seattle have often ended not only in ecological disaster but also social inequality. The price of Seattle’s centuries of growth and progress has been paid by its wildlife, including the famous Pacific salmon, and its poorest residents. Klingle proposes a bold new way of understanding the interdependence between nature and culture, and he argues for what he calls an “ethic of place.” Using Seattle as a compelling case study, he offers important insights for every city seeking to live in harmony with its natural landscape.

 

Hiking through History Washington: Exploring The Evergreen State's Past By Trail

By Nathan Barnes

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Hiking through History Washington: Exploring The Evergreen State s Past By Trail
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Imagine hiking along a wooded trail in Western Washington and stumbling upon the stone foundation of a crumbled building or rusted railroad ties from an abandoned Northern Pacific Railway line. Hiking through History Washington profiles 40 hikes (all trails, of varying degrees of difficulty), will go beyond simply stating miles and directions and GPS coordinates for each hike to include rich descriptions of the history underfoot. This book is the perfect companion for any hiker with an interest in history, complete with rich photos, detailed maps, and sidebars detailing enough historical information to satisfy every curiosity along the way. 

Seattle

By Joel W Rogers

Graphic Arts Books
Released: 2007-04-01
Hardcover (112 pages)

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For some, Seattle is the corner of the Northwest. For others, it is the headquarters for some of the world's most recognized brands-Microsoft, Amazon.com, REI, Boeing, etc. For still others it is a destination, a vacation spot to see the likes of the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, or perhaps the stunning view of the Sound and the Olympic Mountains. The Emerald City seems to reside in our country's psyche as our hope, our hype, our home-young, rambunctious, eager to imitate, out-innovate, and challenge the world's reigning metropolitan centers. This photo-essay journey by acclaimed photographer Joel Rogers sets out to document the heart of the Northwestern culture and the soul of an urban mecca. Along the way, readers discover why it's so easy to fall in love with Seattle.


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