The 2016 Community Read

VINE Field Trip to the Minneapolis Rowing Club

The Boys in the Boat celebrates the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team—nine working class boys who stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport, and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans.

The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers from the American West, the boys took on and defeated successive echelons of privilege and power. They vanquished the sons of bankers and senators rowing for elite eastern universities. They defeated the sons of British aristocrats rowing for Oxford and Cambridge.  And finally, in an extraordinary race in Berlin they stunned the Aryan sons of the Nazi state as they rowed for gold in front of Adolf Hitler.

This event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

For more information, please contact the North Mankato Taylor Library: 507.345.5120

Date

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 (All day)

Target Audience

Sponsoring Library

Location

North Mankato Taylor Library, 1001 Belgrade Avenue, North Mankato, MN