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Ready All! George Yeoman Pocock and Crew Racing free pdf In the 1920s, an upstart West Coast college began to challenge the Eastern universities in the ancient sport of crew racing. Sportswriters scoffed at the "crude western boats" and their crews. But for the next forty years, the University of Washington dominated rowing around the world. The secret of the Huskies' success was George Pocock, a soft-spoken English immigrant raised on the banks of the Thames. Pocock combined perfectionism with innovation to make the lightest, best-balanced, fastest shells the world had ever seen. After studying the magnificent canoes built by Northwest Indians, he broke with tradition and began to make shells of native cedar. Pocock, who had been a champion sculler in his youth, never credited his boats for the accomplishments of a crew. He wanted every rower to share his vision of discipline and teamwork. As rowers from the University of Washington went on to become coaches at major universities across the country, Pocock's philosophy-and his shells-became nationally famous in the world of crew. Drawing on documents provided by Pocock's family, photographs from the University of Washington Crew Archives, and interviews with rowers who revered the man, Newell evokes the times as well as the life of this unique figure in American sport.

About Gordon Newell

The late Gordon Newell was the author of several books on maritime history, including "Pacific Tugboats" and " Mighty Mo, The "U.S.S. Missouri: " A Biography of the Last Battleship." The late Dick Erickson was University of Washington varsity crew coach from 1968 to 1987.

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Author : Gordon Newell
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Data Published : 11 September 2015
ISBN : 0295997974
EAN : 9780295997971
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 188 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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