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eBook The Red Rose Crew : A True Story of Women, Winning, and the Water ePub

by Daniel J. Boyne

  • ISBN: 0786866225
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Subcategory: Outdoors Sport
  • Author: Daniel J. Boyne
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hyperion; 1st edition (September 27, 2000)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1800 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1788 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 346

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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 tells the story of the first US women’s team to race an eight-person sweeped boat in the world championships in England in 1975.

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.

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The Red Rose Crew is an excellent, informative, and engaging book for fans of any sport. Though I have never picked up an oar, I greatly enjoyed Boyne's character development and storytelling skills. In an era in which women athletes must often look pretty to court fan support, Boyne focuses on the courage, strength and poise of these pioneers without romanticizing away their flaws. The book is a great read and the plot transcends the sport of rowing.

The Red Rose Crew : A True Story of Women, Winning, and the Water. By (author) Daniel J Boyne.

A True Story of Women, Winning and the Water. Journalist and rowing coach Boyne (Director of Recreational Rowing/Harvard Univ

A True Story of Women, Winning and the Water. Journalist and rowing coach Boyne (Director of Recreational Rowing/Harvard Univ. declares that rowing helped pave the way for the current boom of female athletes. He may be forgiven this venial hyperbole as he understandably finds himself caught up in the excitement of the remarkable accomplishments of the nine motley women who won a silver medal at the Championships, barely losing to an East German group of techno-athletes (see Dolph Lundgren in Rocky IV) groomed from the womb to row.

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Daniel J. Boyne is the author of Kelly: A Father, a Son, an American Quest(Mystic), The Red Rose Crew: A True Story of Women, Winning and the Water (Hyperion/Lyons), and Essential Sculling (The Lyons Press). He currently lives in Cambridge, MA with his wife and daughter, and works at Harvard University as the Director of Sculling and Recreational Rowing, a post he has held for twenty-seven years. He specializes in one-on-one or small group settings, where the finer points of technique and rowing anatomy can be more effectively rendered. Several of his scullers have won the Head of the Charles. Boyne is the author of Kelly: A Father, A Son, An American Quest (Mystic Seaport/Lyons); The Red Rose Crew: A True Story of Women, Winning, and the Water (Hyperion/Lyons); and Essential Sculling (Lyons). His essays have appeared in numerous magazines, including The Atlantic, Harvard Magazine, and Gray’s Sporting Journal.

In 1976 she was a member of the American eight-oared crew which won the bronze medal. Daniel J. Boyne, The Red Rose Crew: A True Story of Women, Winning, and the Water, 2005, ISBN 1592287581 p. 204. Warner qualified for the 1980 . Olympic team but was unable to compete due to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott. In 2007, she received one of 461 Congressional Gold Medals created especially for the spurned athletes. She was a member of four other national teams including the 1975 eight which won the silver in Nottingham, England.

More than twenty years ago, 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. This gripping story of bravery, determination, and indomitable spirit captures a compelling moment in the history of sports.

Comments

Whitebeard Whitebeard
This book is a nice, short, and informative book about the very early years of US women’s rowing at the highest levels. It tells the story of the first US women’s team to race an eight-person sweeped boat in the world championships in England in 1975. Partly due to their success in that venue, from that point on US women were regular participants in international rowing events.

Even into the early 1970s rowing was a male-dominated sport. Women were not welcome: facilities, funding, coaching, etc were not available to them. Some very determined women gradually pried the door open, including one of the crew Gail Pearson, an older, MIT professor.

The author sketches the backgrounds of several of the crew members – virtually all of them young college girls, the steps that were taken to form a US women’s team, the all-important selection of Harvard men’s coach Harry Parker as the women’s coach, and the stressful manner in which the team was selected. It is made quite clear that rowing is an extremely challenging sport: extraordinary fitness is required, as well as an ability to deal with the pain from intense efforts and such problems as blisters. Though partly due to Parker’s taciturn personality, the training was quite austere: an endless cycle of row, eat, sleep with time for few words.

The European teams had years of experience on the Americans with substantial funding, especially the Russians and the East Germans. The upstart Americans placed second in the event barely losing to the East Germans, thus completing one of the more remarkable stories in American sports history.

Written in 2000, the author briefly describes what the women of the boat have been doing since 1975. Many of them remained quite active in rowing circles. What the author could not have known is that Harry Parker continued to coach at Harvard until his death in 2013, having a distinguished career of 50 years, not the least of which was his superb job of coaching the 1975 US women. As good as the book most certainly is, it is a bit abbreviated in places.
6snake6 6snake6
I am the proud parent of a stroke rower. This story, of very different women, from widely geographic and psychological backgrounds, all coming together to do something no one had done before, is mesmorizing and grabs at every heartstring I have. The forward is equally compelling. I have met one of the Yale rowers in this story, and believe me, if she did half the stuff she is credited doing, I have even more admiration for her. This book taught me a bit about rowing, some equipment nuances, and training techniques. It gave me several nights of wonderful pleasure, some laughs, some tears. Now that this sport, like most others, is so scientific, so over studied (I guess we have the east germans to thank for that), it largely selects the athletes by performance. But the 'Red Rose Crew' had that intangible: spirit and guts. That doesn't always show up on ERG scores, or height charts. I am so glad I read this, and was able to share it with my daughter. The writing is clear, concise, and both narrative and dialogue where appropriate. Great work.
The Rollers of Vildar The Rollers of Vildar
Historically this is an important book. The rowers are fleshed out, though unequally. Carrie Graves gets the lioness' share of coverage, while several others are merely silhouettes, by comparison. There is back story information that would probably have been lost had Mr. Boyne not collected his information and published it. The early years of women's rowing and racing were rough. Early hours, lack of locker rooms, equipment designed for men, used and passed down. The general hostility towards women in a pre-Title IX, man's world is well-observed. The intra-squad rivalries might have been explained. The racing descriptions, especially at the nationals in Princeton, and in England seemed thin, with the book rushing to a hasty close. There is some misinformation, but I did not note it when I read the book. All things considered, it is a great read.
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Very well written book that I couldn’t put down. For anyone looking to be inspired by those who give everything they’ve got to achieve what they love the most. And for anyone who loves rowing.
Kagaramar Kagaramar
Wonderful book! Very inspiring and extremely well written. Truly makes me regret I didn't know about rowing until so late in life. But, better late than never as I prepare to begin rowing the new Annapolis wherry my husband built for me.
Monam Monam
Amazon recommended this book to me, based on a previous purchase. I read a review and ordered it. It was delivered in a timely manner and I dove in. The book is great. The story of these women rowers in 1975 is inspiring and it is well told. As a rower, I appreciate what they went through, the relationship with their coach and with each other, and the effort they put in. But it is a good and inspiring story for anyone to read. I highly recommend it.
Detenta Detenta
The Girls in the Boat. The first U.S. women's crew to challenge internationally. Focuses on the University of Wisconsin rowers who went on to row for the first national team.
Great read