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An original American sports story about John B. Kelly, the most famous U.S. oarsman of all time, three-time Olympic gold medalist, rags-to-riches millionaire, and father of actress Grace Kelly and champion oarsman Jack Kelly Jr.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Lyons Press (first published January 1st 1970)
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This is a little Philly gem. My father told me many times, the story of Grace Kelly's father,John B. Kelly Sr., and how the Henley Regatta denied him a chance to compete because he was a common "laborer".
This dual bio tells Kelly, Sr's story and notes his drive to rowing superstardom in the early 20th Century. It also tells the story of Kell, John B. Kelly Jr.
It's almost as if he was bred to exact the senior Kelly's revenge on Henley...and buy the way...it worked. Kell won at Henley and medaled
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