Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Free Delivery to UK Shops
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Free Delivery to UK Shops Local shops and expert booksellers nationwide Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
Boathouse Row: Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing (Hardback)
  • Boathouse Row: Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing (Hardback)
zoom

Boathouse Row: Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing (Hardback)

(author)
£27.99
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 21/11/2016
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
The history of Philadelphia's Boathouse Row is both wide and deep.Dotty Brown, an avid rower and former editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, immersed herself in boathouse archives to provide a comprehensive history of rowing in Philadelphia. She takes readers behind the scenes to recount the era when rowing was the spectator sport of its time-and the subject of Thomas Eakins' early artwork-through the heyday of the famed Kelly dynasty, and the fight for women to get the right to row. (Yes, it really was a fight, and it took generations to win.) With more than 160 photographs, a third of them in full color, Boathouse Row chronicles the "waves of change" as various groups of different races, classes, and genders fought for access to water and the sport. Chapters also discuss the architectural one-upmanship that defined Boathouse Row after Frank Furness designed the stunning and eclectic Undine Barge Club, and the regattas that continue to take place today on the Schuylkill River, including the forgotten forces that propelled high school rowing.Beautifully written and illustrated, Boathouse Row will be a keepsake for rowers and spectators alike.

Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781439912829
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 1361 g
Dimensions: 203 x 254 x 30 mm

You may also be interested in...

Advanced Rowing
Added to basket
£25.00
Paperback
Rowing to Alaska
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Touching Distance
Added to basket
Row for Freedom
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Rowing and Sculling
Added to basket
Katherine Grainger
Added to basket
Rowing and Sculling
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
Stop Drifting, Start Rowing
Added to basket
Blood over Water
Added to basket
Steve Redgrave - A Golden Age
Added to basket
A Lifetime In A Race
Added to basket
Rowing Faster
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
Rowing in Britain
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Rowing Blazers
Added to basket
£34.95
Hardback
If Not Now, When?
Added to basket
£18.99
Hardback
Inspired
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.