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Joe Rantz, one of the boys in the boat, is at the emotional heart of the story, photo courtesy Judith Willman

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The Boys in the Boat

New book telling the story of the 1936 University of Washington rowing team launches in Seattle this month; Hollywood movie is in the works

Sometimes a book comes along that is a true gift and "The Boys in the Boat" by Seattle-area author Daniel James Brown, is one of those books.