Rat Island Rowing
Books On Rowing

The Boys in the Boat
Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
by Daniel James Brown (May 27, 2014)
A great read. Well-researched NW depression era history as well as the riviting Seabiscuit rowing story. The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany

Steve Fairbairn On Rowing
by Ian Fairbairn, 1951
1990 edition with introduction by Geoffrey Page
and forward by Alan Burrough
Steve Fiarbairn was the father of modern rowing.

Ready All!: George Yeoman Pocock and Crew Racing
by Gordon Newell
University of Washington Press, 1987
A tribute to the Pococks who's boats and rowing style dominated world rowing for forty years - pictures, history, comments about rowing style and boat construction.

Rowing Faster by Volker Nolte, 2005.
Recommended by John Van Blom.

"Way Enough!" Recollections of a Life in Rowing
by Stanley Richard Pocock
A lavish, expansive collection of rowing stories, with 275 photographs, from one of American rowing's legendary figures, Stan Pocock.

The Sculler At Ease
by Frank Cunningham
University of Washington Press, 1987
"Row like a duck. Think like a fish" - the best book on sculling ever written

The Complete Sculler
by Richard Burnell
"What Charlie uses for rigging" - Guy Harper

The Amateurs
by David Halberstam
The history of modern competative rowing - a masterful story.

The Red Rose Crew: A True Story of Women, Winning, and the Water
by Daniel J. Boyne
Good read. Story of 1975 womens crew that rowed to international success.

Web Pages of Interest to Rowers

History of Rowing site has several interesting books for sale.

The History of the Penn Athletic Club Rowing Association including a brief history, training technique and racing shells.

Pocock Singles Project
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