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True Blue: The Story of the Oxford Boat Race Mutiny

by Daniel Topolski, Patrick Robinson

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"In the hrash wintwer of 1986-7, an event took place in the Oxford University Boat Club which shook the University and the rowing establishmenmt, to their foundations. It became known, simply, as the Oxford Mutiny. A group of American students, all former internationals, had arrived at Oxford hoping to put some steel into a Boat Race crew still reeling from their recent humiliating defeat at the hands of Cambridge - a hammering which had ended an astounding ten-year winning streak by Oxford. But disagreements over training soon brought into focus a bitter clash of personalities between a quiet Scottish mature student, Donald Macdonald, the elected president of the Dark Blues, and a fiery-tempered rower from Califiornia, Christopher Clark. ..."--Book jacket.… (more)
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Excellent story about the 1987 Oxford Cambridge Boat Race and the disruption caused by American rowers who tried unsuccessfully to take over the OUBC (Oxford University Boat Club) because they felt that they didn't need to train for the event and went on to prove that they were unsuccessful men. Topolski proved to be one of the best coaches in the world.
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"In the hrash wintwer of 1986-7, an event took place in the Oxford University Boat Club which shook the University and the rowing establishmenmt, to their foundations. It became known, simply, as the Oxford Mutiny. A group of American students, all former internationals, had arrived at Oxford hoping to put some steel into a Boat Race crew still reeling from their recent humiliating defeat at the hands of Cambridge - a hammering which had ended an astounding ten-year winning streak by Oxford. But disagreements over training soon brought into focus a bitter clash of personalities between a quiet Scottish mature student, Donald Macdonald, the elected president of the Dark Blues, and a fiery-tempered rower from Califiornia, Christopher Clark. ..."--Book jacket.

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