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"The University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the nine boys, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what beating the odds really meant. The crew was assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it was their trust in each other that made them a victorious...
Documents the author's efforts to become the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic, describing her battles against storms that nearly killed her, the love affair that inspired her subsequent achievements, and how she learned to embrace her humanity.
3) The boys in the boat: the true story of an American team's epic journey to win gold at the 1936 Olympics
Describes the American rowing team's triumphant and unlikely win during the 1936 Olympics.
In 1973, Marilyn Sayre gave up her job as a computer programmer and became the first woman in twenty years to run a commercial boat through the Grand Canyon. Georgie White had been the first, back in the 1950s, but it took time before other women broke into guiding passengers down the Colorado River. This book profiles eleven of the first full-season Grand Canyon boatwomen, weaving together their various experiences in their own words.Breaking Into...
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