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March 14, 2017
In 50 years of coaching at Harvard, from 1963 until his death in June of 2013, Harry Parker left a trail of myth and legend alongside a long list of accomplishments. Toby Ayer's new book takes another look at both the myths and the man.  more

Boathouse Row is a Philadelphia landmark famous for the lights that welcome travelers and tourists at night and is synonymous with the origins of American rowing. But the story behind the structures and people is more than tale of athletes and boat clubs, and Dotty Brown's "Boathouse Row: Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing" captures those stories.  more

Carlo Zezza's Racing Guide
'Winning Head Races'
September 23, 2015
As we roll into the fall season, rowers and coaches have an added resource for their "Rowing How-to" libraries this year.  more

New Book by Ginny Gilder
Course Correction
June 9, 2015
As rowers we know that often rowing mirrors reality – the camaraderie and joy, right along with pain and heartache. In Course Correction, Ginny Gilder's debut book, she reminisces about the intersection of life and rowing.  more

New Book by Fred Borchelt
Power 10 - An Olympian Shares 10 Ways to Improve Your Rowing
December 28, 2014
Brad Alan Lewis reviews Power 10 - An Olympian Shares 10 Ways to Improve Your Rowing, a new book by Fred Borchelt.  more

New Book by Chris Dodd
Bonnie Brave Boat Rowers
November 25, 2014
"Bonnie Brave Boat Rowers: The heroes, seers and songsters of the Tyne" is the latest book from British Rowing Journalist Chris Dodd.  more

New Book by Ron Irwin
Flat Water Tuesday
November 4, 2014
Ron Irwin's debut novel, Flat Water Tuesday, follows Rob Carrey - sculler turned sweep rower - as he prepares for the biggest race of the year: the Tuesday Warwick Race.  more

Feature
'The Boys in the Boat'
June 23, 2013
Daniel James Brown’s "The Boys in the Boat," the story of the 1936 University of Washington Crew that won the Berlin Olympics, is above all another tale from America’s Greatest Generation.  more

New Book by Chris Dodd
'Pieces of Eight'
June 26, 2012
Chris Dodd’s new rowing history “Pieces of Eight,” which focuses on the short, but eventful and successful Bob Janousek era in Great Britain from 1970 – 1976 is an engaging history of a critical point in British rowing history where that nation's rowing culture was turned towards a new, modern approach to rowing internationally.  more

'Ever True: The History of Brown Crew'
A Big Book of Bruno
January 23, 2012
Anyone who has spent a significant amount of time on a rowing team will appreciate the animus behind the newly revised edition of the 2009 book "Ever True: The History of Brown Crew."  more

Feature
Racing Yesterday, by Andy Baxter
December 10, 2010
If life is about the journey and not the destination, Andy Baxter and Stephen Kiesling are experts at life. They have journeyed on a rough path (or water) and both, in their own time and style, have written about it.  more

As baby-boomers age and personal physicians makes pleas for patients to improve health, many head for their nearest fitness center. Not Scott Collins - he headed to the local boathouse.  more

David & James Livingston's 'Blood over Water'
Blues Brothers
December 1, 2010
There are brothers in arms, and then there are brothers that will do (almost) anything to beat each other. David & James Livingston's book "Blood over Water" tells a gripping story about the latter.  more

It may come somewhat as a surprise that the latest addition to the growing stack of non-fiction about rowing, Susan Saint Sing's very readable "The Eight," revisits the oft-chronicled Harvard heavyweight men.  more

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