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The book is a great read and the plot transcends the sport of rowing.
Dan Boyne cleverly weaves the stories of the very different characters that made up the crew throughout the book skillfully drawing them together at the end.
The book includes a compelling profile of Carie Graves, arguably the finest American woman rower and Harry Parker, legendary Harvard crew coach.
This book tells the story of the first really successful women's crew team. Sadly it took place not that long ago. It is inspiring to any young female athlete and a great read.Published 10 months ago by Shop Right
Excellent history of women's competitive rowing in the 1970-1990 period. Compelling description of the athletes and the personalities and environment around them leading up to a... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Coach
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. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jerry Altman
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... Read morePublished 16 months ago by C. P. Whitin
This is a good, well-told story of the first US national women's crew team, how they came together, the different personalities and backgrounds, and their excellent coach. Read morePublished on December 27, 2010 by bottomofthe9th
This book is great read. I am a rower and former coach but this book is written for rowers and non-rowers alike to enjoy. Read morePublished on September 17, 2010 by Mahlow
Very inspiring tale of women of various ages battling male chauvinism and their own physical abilities in rowing.Published on March 14, 2010 by retired reader
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... Read morePublished on April 23, 2008 by Charles J. Barnes MD
I purchased the Red Rose Crew both as a rowing coach and coxswain. I had heard of the book before but never read it. Read morePublished on August 16, 2007 by Baccaruda