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The Greatest Rowing Stories Ever Told

Over Forty Unforgettable Stories

October 1, 2023 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781493072170
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Description

The Greatest Rowing Stories Ever Told collects articles and excerpts of classic rowing stories, from the inception of the sport on English waters in the eighteenth century, through the scandalous era of professionalism (and gambling) of the nineteenth century, to the popular amateur sport of today. The contributors include prominent oarsmen and women, historians of the sport, and even poets and songwriters. Recall here the great rivalries, the pageantry of the regattas, the poetic solitude of the single sculler, and many other aspects of a sport entering its third century.

About this Author

Born in Sweden, Göran R. Buckhorn rowed at Malmö Roddklubb (MRK) as a teen and later became a novice and women's coach. A lifetime member of MRK, he was its president from 1990 to 1993. He worked as an editor for a Swedish publishing company for fourteen years, and co-founded the Swedish rowing magazine Svensk Rodd, for which he was coeditor. Since moving to the United States in 2000, Göran has worked in a few positions at Mystic Seaport Museum, including nine years as the editor of the museum's magazine. He has remained active in the rowing community, serving as one of the directors of Friends of Rowing History and as founder and editor of the rowing history website Hear The Boat Sing (HTBS). Göran is the author or editor of several books on the subject of rowing. He lives in Mystic, Connecticut.

ISBN: 9781493072170
Format: Trade paperback
Series: Greatest
Pages: 298
Publisher: Globe Pequot
Published: 2023-10-01

Reviews

"The Greatest Rowing Stories Ever Told comprises perhaps the most diverse and multifaceted rowing book I've ever encountered. Readers can dip in and out of this collection rather than read it in a linear fashion, and the best pieces can (and should) be re-read often. In this sense, this book makes an excellent and inspiring companion for long bus trips to regattas for collegiate and high school rowers, and it's also likely to spark thoughtful and even wistful memories for old-timers still paddling out on the water."

"What an eclectic mix of writings are contained within its soft covers... Dip in to it and you will be rewarded."

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