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"The Harvard-Yale Boat Race 1852-1924"

When Harvard and Yale met for a rowing race in 1852, American intercollegiate sport was born.

From its early, informal days as a gentlemen's competition to its later role as an integral part of organized college athletics, Thomas C. Mendenhall traces the history of The Race through its formative period.

The recognized authority on the history of collegiate rowing, Mendenhall covers the personalities, the technical and stylistic controversies, and the grand spectacle of the races themselves in graceful prose heavily illustrated with period images.

This book will delight anyone interested in competitive rowing or collegiate athletics.

371 pp.

10-1/4 x 8-1/2"

Thomas C. Mendenhall

Mystic Seaport Museum


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