Author Daniel James Brown Reads From "The Boys in the Boat," July 16 at Marist
POUGHKEEPSIE – Author Daniel James Brown will read from his New York Times bestselling book, "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" (Viking, 2013), on Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. in the Historic Cornell Boathouse on the Marist College riverfront.
The event, which will include a Q&A session and a book signing, is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, please email publicaffairs (at) marist.edu or call (845) 575-3174.
"The Boys in the Boat" tells the story of the University of Washington American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler’s Olympics.
But before the team won the gold, they proved themselves at the famed Poughkeepsie IRA Regatta, which, from the late 19th to early 20th century was one of the nation's biggest sporting events, drawing as many as 125,000 people to the banks of the Hudson River to see colleges and universities from across the country compete in the sports most prestigious race. Marist's Historic Cornell Boathouse, which the College restored, will lend special historical significance to the event, as it is the last remaining of the boathouses that once made up Regatta Row.