Review - "The Boys In The Boat" by Daniel James Brown

I had not heard of this book but a friend who read it lent me his copy, saying, “You absolutely have to read this book.” So I read it and it’s now one of my all-time favorites. 
    
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown is the true story of an unlikely group of nine boys from the University of Washington who overcame extreme adversity to win a gold medal in rowing in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. How these working class boysthe sons of fishermen, loggers, miners, and manual laborersprevailed over rowing teams from elite Eastern colleges and went on Olympic glory is an unforgettable story. I couldn’t put down the final chapters.