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Men of Kent is, first and foremost, an archetypical sports tale--a story of the improbable happening to the unlikely, unfolding against the backdrop of a turbulent era. Both an homage and a unique inside look at the fast-growing sport of rowing, it embraces the sport's history, traditions, and culture as it tells the story of ten ordinary boys and their coach from Kent, Co ...more
ebook, 232 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Lyons Press
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Matthew
Dec 11, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Seeing as how I attended a prep school and rowed there and later on the Charles River, I thought this book would make some connection with me. It didn't. It is a rowing book last, an irritating history of Kent first, and a weird biography of sorts second. I would recommend this book only to people who rowed at Kent in the 1970s - a pretty small group of people. The author makes many claims (most about how awesome Kent is) and plugs its originality as a school; sadly, these ideas are neither orig ...more
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Rick Rinehart is a publisher and author of three books, the most recent of which he co-wrote with his wife Amy, Dare to Survive: Death, Heartbreak, and Survival in the Wild. A former Colorado Humanities Scholar, he is also chair of the Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation's awards program for talented, emerging authors. A member of The Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames, England--the oldest, largest, and ...more

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