Daniel James Brown
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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.

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    • The Boys in the Boat

    • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
    • By: Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
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    The dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics....

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    • Do you believe in miracles??

    • By Janice on 07-12-13

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    • The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation)

    • The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics
    • By: Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Berlin, 1936. The Olympic finals of the eight-oared rowing race. Germany, Italy, USA. The American boat touches the finish line first, beating all odds and sending Hitler away in a silent rage....

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    • Best Book I read in Five Years

    • By Bonnie on 03-30-17

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    • The Indifferent Stars Above

    • The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party
    • By: Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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    In early December 1846, starving and desperate, Sarah Graves and 14 other pioneers led by George Donner set out for California on snowshoes and over the next 32 days endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors....

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    • Under a Flaming Sky

    • The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894
    • By: Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Daniel James Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    On September 1, 1894, two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, trapping over 2,000 people. Daniel J. Brown recounts the events surrounding the fire....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well researched

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-28-16

    Regular price: $24.95

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