Rocking The Boat Big Time: "The Boys In The Boat"
The sport of rowing gained a reputation over the years--largely deserved--as the snooty sport of wealthy people.
But a scrubby crew of rowers from the United States held their own with the world's best in the 1936 Olympics, a tale told by Daniel J. Brown in The Boys In The Boat.
The sons of loggers and farmers and shipyard workers bested the best in the eight-oar events, and transformed their sport in the process.
Daniel Brown joins us to talk about what attracted him to the story, and how it all unfolded.