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Book Excerpt: The Sultan's Helmsman
October 8, 2009
An excerpt from The Sultan's Helmsman, the new novel by row2k columnist Rob Colburn.  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Yale Versus Cornell and Navy During the Mid-1950s - Part V
February 24, 2009
Peter Mallory brings us the final installment in another chapter in his book on the Evolution of the Rowing Stroke. The story of three truly great American collegiate crews in 1956; Yale, Cornell, and Navy and their battle for the right to represent the US in the '56 Melbourne Olympics.  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Yale Versus Cornell and Navy During the Mid-1950s - Part IV
February 17, 2009
Peter Mallory brings us Part IV in another chapter in his book on the Evolution of the Rowing Stroke. The story of three truly great American collegiate crews in 1956; Yale, Cornell, and Navy and their battle for the right to represent the US in the '56 Melbourne Olympics.  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Yale Versus Cornell and Navy During the Mid-1950s - Part III
February 10, 2009
Peter Mallory brings us Part III in another chapter in his book on the Evolution of the Rowing Stroke. The story of three truly great American collegiate crews in 1956; Yale, Cornell, and Navy and their battle for the right to represent the US in the '56 Melbourne Olympics.  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Yale Versus Cornell and Navy During the Mid-1950s - Part II
February 3, 2009
Peter Mallory brings us Part II in another chapter in his book on the Evolution of the Rowing Stroke. The story of three truly great American collegiate crews in 1956; Yale, Cornell, and Navy and their battle for the right to represent the US in the '56 Melbourne Olympics.  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Yale Versus Cornell and Navy During the Mid-1950s - Part I
January 29, 2009
Peter Mallory brings us another chapter in his book on the Evolution of the Rowing Stroke. The story of three truly great American collegiate crews in 1956; Yale, Cornell, and Navy and their battle for the right to represent the US in the '56 Melbourne Olympics.  more

High above the banks of the Schuylkill River, a few miles upstream from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, rests the imposing figure of a giant green man, the bronze statue of an oarsman in a single scull.  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Joe Burk, Sculler
January 8, 2008
The story of Joe Burk's extraordinary sculling career, with a close look at his equally extraordinary rowing stroke.  more

Two excerpts from Lew Cuyler's authorized biography of Ernestine Bayer.  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
The Pocock Generation, Part III
October 10, 2006
The New York Times: 'The University of Washington four-with-coxswain was triumphant in the opening final event on the final day of the regatta.'  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
The Pocock Generation, Part II
August 15, 2006
The IRA's had gone very well for the Huskies, the freshmen winning by two lengths, the jayvee by three lengths and the varsity by two lengths. After their IRA sweep, the elimination of the Washington varsity eight in the Trials by one-tenth of a second to California was a crushing blow to Al Ulbrickson and to the crew.  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
The Pocock Generation
August 8, 2006
In this excerpt from Peter Mallory's new book, the Conibear stroke is used to great success by University of Washington crews.  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
The Evolution of the Rowing Stroke: Author's Note
August 8, 2006
Any history requires treating uncomfortable and controversial subjects, and a rowing history is certainly no exception.  more

From David Halberstam: "The young women in this book are pioneers-they triumphed not merely over the favored Russian and Romanian women in England, but their greatest triumphs were back in their own country against all the prejudices of the era about what women were not supposed to do."  more

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