Getting There. Together.

It began as a breezy summer read. A couple of months ago, I picked up The Boys in the Boat, the best-selling book by Daniel James Brown, a true account of how nine working class boys from the University of Washington took on the Ivy League rowing world, not only winning the national collegiate crew championship, but capturing the gold medal at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. It’s a classic underdog story: A group of "nobodies," the sons of loggers and fishermen and farmers from the Pacif[...]
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