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

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More than twenty years before Mia Hamm led the U.S. womens soccer team to win the 1999 World Cup, a group of amazing women rowed their way to international success, battling sexual prejudice, bureaucracy, and male domination in one of the most grueling and competitive sports. Now their gripping story of bravery, and determination is told in The Red Rose Crew.

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Overview

More than twenty years before Mia Hamm led the U.S. womens soccer team to win the 1999 World Cup, a group of amazing women rowed their way to international success, battling sexual prejudice, bureaucracy, and male domination in one of the most grueling and competitive sports. Now their gripping story of bravery, and determination is told in The Red Rose Crew.

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"A thrilling account of the U.S. Women's Crew as it prepared to compete in the 1975 World Championships in rowing ... sets the heart a-racing." --Kirkus Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592287581
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2005
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 181,552
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author


Daniel J. Boyne is the director of recreational rowing at Harvard University and former varsity women’s 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.
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  • Posted December 18, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2009

    Women at their best!

    As a newcomer to the rowing scene, the authors really helped the reader realize what was at stake for these competitive rowers/athletes. This book detailed the start of women's competitive rowing with a mismatched group of egocentic, athletic, go-getters who had all made a place for themselves in their own rowing circles, but wanted the satisfaction of making it in the international sports arena. Thoroughly enjoyable in it's development of the team over time.....right down to the almost missed final race at the Henley!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2002

    And Still Winning

    The inspiring story of a group of women every bit as driven as any male athlete that sports can offer. This is their formative story. If you are looking for female role models look no further. And for the record, more than twenty years later, members of this group are still winning -- 2002 Head of Charles Masters 8 Women, crew Etas Unis, an impressive first place. Put this on your Must Have list.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2002

    Amazing!

    I am a rower and this book helped me get a better understanding to how far women have come to make equality in sports...especially rowing which is a very demanding (both physically and mentally) sport. I recommend this book to anyone, both athlete and non-athlete. Even if you have no interest in becoming a rower (even though I do recommend it, its a great work out and very rewarding)....but this book has so many meaning and the achievements of the women in the book can be applied to other aspects of life! I personally couldn't put it down! It is a great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2001

    Outstanding

    A fabulous and inspiring book for all to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2001

    A Great Rowing Book

    This was a really great book on rowing and on womens sports. As a participant in womens sports, it helped me realize how far we've come in fairness to women in the past few decades and also what some of these women had to go through to get us to where we are today. Anybody who knows rowing will love the book, but it's inspirational for everybody, whether male or female, athlete or non-athlete.

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