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Daniel James Brown

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Daniel James Brown lives in the country east of Redmond, Washington, where he writes nonfiction books about compelling historical events.

Brown's newest book--Facing the Mountain--follows the lives of four young Japanese American men as they and their families bravely confront harsh new realities brought about by the onset of World War II. Facing the Mountain comes on the heels of Brown's New York Times bestseller--The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. That book chronicles the extraordinary saga of nine working class boys who stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport, and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans in the midst of the Great Depression. MGM has acquired the righ
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Virtual Book Launch May 11

I'll be discussing Facing the Mountain and showing video clips of the men I profile in the book on May 11, at 5:00 PM Pacific time. Free registration link here:

https://densho.org/mountain/
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Radio: it ties a million ears to a single mouth. Out of loudspeakers all around Zollverein, the staccato voice of the Reich grows like some imperturbable tree; its subjects lean toward its branches as if toward the lips of God. And when God stops whispering, they become desperate for someone who can put things right.
One winter day in 2004, I took a train from Princeton, New Jersey to New York City. The gentleman in the seat in front of me was talking on his cellphone about the sequel to The Matrix, and we were racing along at 40 or 50 miles per hour, and as the train dove beneath the Hudson River, his call dropped. And the man got angry. He swore, rapped his phone with his knuckles, and I thought: What he’s forgetting—what we’re all forgetting, pretty much every time we expect our mobile phones to function—is that what he’s doing is a miracle. He’s using two minuscule radios crammed inside a little slab ...more
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Actually, the image on the cover of the book was taken at Manzanar. I spend more time talking about Poston and Tule Lake, just because the families I follow in the book were sent to those two camps. But there is certainly a great deal about camp life See Full Answer
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Daniel Brown added a status update: I'm looking forward to an upcoming series of talks about my new book, FACING THE MOUNTAIN. Please join me for one of the virtual book talks beginning on May 11, 2021. Full schedule here:
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“It’s not a question of whether you will hurt, or of how much you will hurt; it’s a question of what you will do, and how well you will do it, while pain has her wanton way with you.”
Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

“It takes energy to get angry. It eats you up inside. I can't waste my energy like that and expect to get ahead. When they left, it took everything I had in me just to survive. Now I have to stay focused. I've just gotta take care of it myself' Joe Rantz”
Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

“It is hard to make that boat go as fast as you want to. The enemy, of course, is resistance of the water, as you have to displace the amount of water equal to the weight of men and equipment, but that very water is what supports you and that very enemy is your friend. So is life: the very problems you must overcome also support you and make you stronger in overcoming them. —George Yeoman Pocock”
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