The Boys in the Boat | The Outpost | ILL

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The Boys in the Boat

This week, we’re featuring The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown, and The Outpost, by Jake Tapper!

The Boys in the Boat tells the story of nine Americans and their incredible quest for gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.  Times were difficult, with both lands locked in the depths of the Great Depression, and the world still reeling from WWI.  Nine working-class boys from the American West entered the Olympics, each determined to do his country proud. No one ever expected them to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler himself…


Follow their incredible story in this account compiled by Daniel James Brown.

Next, in The Outpost, immerse yourself in Jake Tapper’s gripping account of the brave, yet doomed soldiers stationed at Combat Outpost Keating in 2009.  Praised by reviewers everywhere for the intimacy of its storytelling, as well as its astute examination of the conflict itself, it is said to be a profound tribute to those willing to sacrifice everything for their country.  Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic says of it, “There have been many books written on the subject of America’s seemingly endless engagement in Afghanistan, but none better than The Outpost.”


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