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 during the Great Depression. MGM has acquired the rights to adapt the book for a feature film to be directed by George Clooney.
Books in order of publication:
Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 – 2006
The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride – 2009
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics – 2013
Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II – 2021