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Daniel James Brown

Biography

Daniel James Brown

Daniel James Brown grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Diablo Valley College, the University of California at Berkeley and UCLA. He taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford before becoming a technical writer and editor. He now writes narrative nonfiction books full time. His primary interest as a writer is in bringing compelling historical events to life vividly and accurately.
 
He and his wife live in the country outside of Seattle, Washington, with an assortment of cats, dogs, chickens and honeybees. When he isn't writing, he is likely to be birding, gardening, fly fishing, reading American history or chasing bears away from the beehives.

Daniel James Brown

Books by Daniel James Brown

by Daniel James Brown - Children's 10+, History
For readers of UNBROKEN, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler. 
 
At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation --- the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism.