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"The Red Rose Crew is in fact a classic and it belongs on any number of lists: a list of sports thrillers (it's a great read, almost impossible to put down); a list of the changes wrought by the women's sports movement that began in the sixties; and finally a list of good books on American history-for it is a book that tells how things really happened and describes the formidable forces aligned against the women who led the way.

" from the Foreword by David Halberstam

"The Red Rose Crew is a terrific book. It's not just for rowers-it's as universally appealing as The Horse Whisperer."

" John Casey, author of Spartina

In 1975, a group of amazing women rowed their way to international success and glory, battling sexual prejudice, bureaucracy, and male domination in one of the most grueling and competitive sports around. Among the members of the first international women's crew team-and one of the first women's teams anywhere-were Gail Pearson, the soft-spoken MIT professor who fought equally hard off the water to win the political battles necessary for her team to succeed; lead rower Carie Graves, a statuesque bohemian from rural Wisconsin who dropped out of college and later became the most intense rower of the crew; and Lynn Stillman, a tiny sixteen-year-old coxswain from California.

On hand to guide them was Harry Parker, the legendary Harvard men's crew coach who overcame his doubts about the ability of women to withstand the rigors of hard training. From their first dramatic bid at the 1975 World Championships to their preparations for their first Olympic Games in 1976, this gripping story of bravery, determination, and indomitable spirit captures a compelling moment in the history of sports and of America.

Synopsis:

A heroic story of women rowers who fought the tide of sexual prejudice to gain international glory

Synopsis:

"The Red Rose Crew is in fact a classic and it belongs on any number of lists: a list of sports thrillers (it's a great read, almost impossible to put down); a list of the changes wrought by the women's sports movement that began in the sixties; and finally a list of good books on American history-for it is a book that tells how things really happened and describes the formidable forces aligned against the women who led the way.

" from the Foreword by David Halberstam

"The Red Rose Crew is a terrific book. It's not just for rowers-it's as universally appealing as The Horse Whisperer."

" John Casey, author of Spartina

In 1975, a group of amazing women rowed their way to international success and glory, battling sexual prejudice, bureaucracy, and male domination in one of the most grueling and competitive sports around. Among the members of the first international women's crew team-and one of the first women's teams anywhere-were Gail Pearson, the soft-spoken MIT professor who fought equally hard off the water to win the political battles necessary for her team to succeed; lead rower Carie Graves, a statuesque bohemian from rural Wisconsin who dropped out of college and later became the most intense rower of the crew; and Lynn Stillman, a tiny sixteen-year-old coxswain from California.

On hand to guide them was Harry Parker, the legendary Harvard men's crew coach who overcame his doubts about the ability of women to withstand the rigors of hard training. From their first dramatic bid at the 1975 World Championships to their preparations for their first Olympic Games in 1976, this gripping story of bravery, determination, and indomitable spirit captures a compelling moment in the history of sports and of America.

About the Author

Daniel J. Boyne is the director of recreational rowing at Harvard University and former varsity womens coach at Tufts University. He has published numerous articles in periodicals such as Harvard Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and Wooden Boat. He is the author of Essential Sculling and a former columnist for American Rowing Magazine. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592287581
Subtitle:
A True Story of Women, Winning, and the Water
Foreword:
Halberstam, David
Foreword by:
Halberstam, David
Foreword:
Halberstam, David
Author:
Boyne, Daniel J.
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Canoeing
Subject:
Olympics
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Olympics
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20051001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-page bandw insert
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"The Red Rose Crew is in fact a classic and it belongs on any number of lists: a list of sports thrillers (it's a great read, almost impossible to put down); a list of the changes wrought by the women's sports movement that began in the sixties; and finally a list of good books on American history-for it is a book that tells how things really happened and describes the formidable forces aligned against the women who led the way.

" from the Foreword by David Halberstam

"The Red Rose Crew is a terrific book. It's not just for rowers-it's as universally appealing as The Horse Whisperer."

" John Casey, author of Spartina

In 1975, a group of amazing women rowed their way to international success and glory, battling sexual prejudice, bureaucracy, and male domination in one of the most grueling and competitive sports around. Among the members of the first international women's crew team-and one of the first women's teams anywhere-were Gail Pearson, the soft-spoken MIT professor who fought equally hard off the water to win the political battles necessary for her team to succeed; lead rower Carie Graves, a statuesque bohemian from rural Wisconsin who dropped out of college and later became the most intense rower of the crew; and Lynn Stillman, a tiny sixteen-year-old coxswain from California.

On hand to guide them was Harry Parker, the legendary Harvard men's crew coach who overcame his doubts about the ability of women to withstand the rigors of hard training. From their first dramatic bid at the 1975 World Championships to their preparations for their first Olympic Games in 1976, this gripping story of bravery, determination, and indomitable spirit captures a compelling moment in the history of sports and of America.

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