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The Last Amateurs As the Cambridge University Boat Club prepared for the 2007 Boat Race, Mark de Rond a Cambridge don and fellow of Darwin College spent a year living the blood, sweat and tears of the 39 students risking all for a chance to challenge Oxford The Last Amateurs is de Rond s intense and deeply personal account of freezing early morning training sessions, booze fueled crew formals , the tenderness of camaraderie, the pain of self doubt, and the tantrums and testosterone of crew members, each set on becoming a Cambridge Blue So what does it take to row in a Boat Race In this thrilling book, de Rond delves into the depths of what it means to be a man and the primeval desire to compete Told chronologically and driven by the pursuit of the final victory, the result is a breathtaking portrait of a deeply historical race marked by sharp contrasts and one in which every sports person will recognize at least a little of themselves. New Read [ The Last Amateurs ] author [ Mark de Rond ] – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  1. I ve had this book tucked away on my Kindle for ages oddly, it doesn t seem to be available for the Kindle any but I dug it out in anticipation of the Boat Race this weekend Mark De Rond spends the duration of the training period for the 2007 Cambridge boat crew, following them, guiding them, helping them, and documenting it all.On the one hand, I really enjoyed following the journey of these amateur athletes, the pressure, the rollercoaster of training hard with no guarantee of making th I ve had this book tucked away on my Kindle for ages oddly, it doesn t seem to be available for the Kindle any but I dug it out in anticipation of the Boat Race this weekend Mark De Rond spends the duration of the training period for the 2007 Cambridge boat crew, following them, guiding them, helping them, and documenting it all.On the one hand, I really enjoyed following the journey of these amateur athletes, the pressure, the rollercoaster of training hard with no guarantee of making the final eight The crew changes that occured, the effect this had on the rest, the emotions throughout the whole period, this book provides a grea...

  2. If you like sentences like this one, you will like this book As any oarsman will tell you, there s nothing worse, nothinghumiliating andsickening, than seeing your crew mates fallen over with exhaustion and yet feeling that you could have pushed harder All that remains is for you to live with the guilt, knowing that you let your side down This is a fact driven book For the emotions, watch the race movie and If you like sentences like this one, you will like this book As any oarsman will tell you, there s nothing worse, nothinghumiliating andsickening, than seeing your crew mates fallen over with exhaustion and yet feeling that you could have pushed harder All that remains is for you to live with the guilt, knowing that you let your side down Thi...

  3. Great book enjoyed the story, a little raw for kids but worth reading if you like competition and sports

  4. Great read, for sports loving guys who love real life stories it is really enjoyable Not appropriate for kids though.