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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Books by Daniel James Brown

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

Release Date: 08 Sep 2015

Price: $5.69

The #1 New York Timesbestsellerabout the Greatest Generationfreshly adapted for the next generation. For readers ofUnbroken, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who ...more


The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Release Date: 27 May 2014

Price: $4.50

The New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of timesÂÂÂ...more


The Indifferent Stars Above LP: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride

Release Date: 19 May 2009

Price: $21.57

"An ideal pairing of talent and material... Engrossing." -Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review "Brown draws from the many previously published accounts of the tragedy... but he tells the tale with a novelist's touch." -Boston GlobeReminiscent of Into...more


Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 (P.S.)

Release Date: 14 Aug 2007

Price: $11.14

On September 1, 1894, two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, trapping more than two thousand people. The fire created its own weather, including hurricane-strength winds, bubbles of plasma-like glowing gas, and 200-foot-tall fla...more