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The Amateurs: The Story of Four Young Men and Their Quest for an Olympic Gold Medal by [Halberstam, David]
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Length: 221 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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The author of The Powers that Be and The Best and the Brightest tells of the dedication, competition and camaraderie of the athletes who represented the U.S. in single-scull racing events in the 1984 Olympics. "Here is Halberstam at his best," PW wrote.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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“Astonishing . . . Moving . . . One of the best books ever written about a sport.” —Newsweek
 
“[A] masterful job . . . Maintains the suspense to the very last stroke . . . Halberstam makes us care about the four men, their disappointments and the brutal testing of their friendships.” —Sports Illustrated
 
“Mr. Halberstam delves into the backgrounds of these four men, explores their psyches and tries to explain what drives them . . . The Amateurs is their deftly told story.” —The New York Times

Product details

  • File Size: 4824 KB
  • Print Length: 221 pages
  • Publisher: Open Road Media; 1st Ballantine Books Ed edition (December 18, 2012)
  • Publication Date: December 18, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AEGIGDS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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