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Holidays 2020: Reads for Rowers
November 27, 2020

Anywhere is a good place to catch up on some rowing reads

2020 was a good year for rowing books; here's a selection from this year (in reverse chrono order) to keep the rower(s) in your life happy over the holidays, or browse a complete selection of rowing books on the row2k store.

row2k Book Review
'Better Great Than Never' by Lindsay Shoop
November 25, 2020
An inspiring story of coming to rowing late, and in a roundabout way, by 2008 USA Women's 8+ Olympic Gold medalist Lindsay Shoop.  Read our full review here. more

New Rowing Books
Women's Voices in Rowing
December 16, 2020
"Women's Voices in Rowing" is a debut by a former Czech rower Daniela Nachazelova. In the book, she collected 14 interviews with influential women in rowing who talk about their professional careers and about how their lives have been affected by a sport where you win by going backward as fast as you can.  Read an excerpt featuring Judy Geer here

row2k Book Review
Book Review: 'Mind Games' by Annie Vernon
November 2, 2020
In her new book "Mind Games," former GB rower and psychologist Annie Vernon has added a useful and readable addition to the canon of sports books, and it's worth reading for athletes and coaches alike; anyone interested in learning more about confidence, competitiveness, athlete development, race day nerves and more will be rewarded.  more

Arshay Cooper's memoir "A Most Beautiful Thing," the true story of America's first all-Black high school rowing team, seems to be made for the present moment.  more

Books about Rowing
Rediscovering 'The Red Rose Crew'
June 1, 2020
It's surreal to think that 20 years have passed since the publication of Dan Boyne's 'The Red Rose Crew.' Now, with the recent announcement hat Sports Illustrated Studios is the process of developing a film based on the book, the story of the 1975 US Women's Eight deserves another look.  more

The Full Story of 'The Kiwi Pair'
May 6, 2020
Co-written with NZ sports journalist Scotty Stevenson, 'The Kiwi Pair' by Hamish Bond and Eric Murray is a ripping read.  more

row2k Book Review
'Thor Nilsen: Rowing's Global Coach'
January 28, 2020
Norwegian rowing coach Thor Nilsen may be the most important rowing coach you've barely (or never) heard of. Chris Dodd's most recent book aims to remedy that.  more

row2k Book Review
'More Power: The Story of Jurgen Grobler'
January 22, 2020
Just in time for the ramp towards the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Chris Dodd and High Matheson's book looks at a coach who has massively impacted the global rowing world; this is not an understatement, for we are talking about the GB's Jurgen Grobler.  more

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11/27/2020  7:04:09 PM
Seat with a View By Steve Seagaloff belongs on this list too.

12/10/2020  12:29:30 PM
These books were all released in 2020; Sparky's book is in our store at

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