True Blue

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • True Blue
  • Daniel Topolski
  • English
  • 24 June 2017
  • 0385268920

About the Author: Daniel Topolski

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True Blue Strikingly reminiscent of Chariots of Fire, this book tells the story of the sporting event which shook both Oxford University and its Boat Club to the very foundations during the harsh winter of 1986 7.A group of American students arrives at Oxford, hoping to put some steel into a Boat Race crew still reeling from their recent humiliating defeat at the hands of Cambridge But disagreements over training methods soon bring to a head a bitter clash between the elected President of the Dark Blues and a fiery tempered rower from California Much than the race is at stake in this clash between the amateur sporting tradition of the Boat Race and New World big star sportsmanship In the resulting battle, which made headline news worldwide, the rebels, having failed to remove the Boat Club President, pull out six weeks before the race Will Oxford Coach Topolski, against all odds, mould an inexperienced and demoralized reserve crew of no hopers into a winning team New Download [ True Blue ] Author [ Daniel Topolski ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “True Blue

  1. Penny Hill says:

    Harsh review alert I know nothing about rowing Enjoyed learning a bitabout the boat race and this headlining period However, I got bored Seemed to go round in circles The whole debacle went on forever Meeting after meeting For goodness sake just boot the yanks off and make a decision Also bored by the detail in races and even practices Unless you really into rowing this is dull It had irritated me early on comparing waiting for letter from Oxford with waiting for news on Death Harsh review alert I know nothing about rowing Enjoyed learning a bitabout the boat race and this headlining period However, I got bored Seemed to go round in circles The whole debacle went on forever Meeting after meeting For goodness sake just boot the yanks off and make a decision Also bored by the detail in races and even practices Unless you really into rowing this is dull It had irritated me early on comparing waiting for letter from Oxford with waiting for news on Death Row Really May...

  2. Chuck says:

    I have been hunting for a copy of this book, never published in the States, for a couple of years I was seriously excited to find it It tells the story of the Oxford Boat Race Mutiny, which, I m sure, many Americans never heard of There s a nicely done film based on it available on Netflix under the title Miracle at Oxford the title it was released under in the States the film was called True Blue in the UK To make a long story short the Boat Race is the premier collegiate sporting ev I have been hunting for a copy of this book, never published in the States, for a couple of years I was seriously excited to find it It...

  3. Chris Lilly says:

    I was really gripped I have almost no interest in rowing, the references to sitting in the seven seat, where legendary Oxford oarsmen F. And G And H had sat I found quite mystifying, and yet What a story What a fascinating study of sport ace brattishness What a great compendium of ways to p...

  4. Julie Oldfield says:

    A gripping story I am not sure I would have enjoyed it as much if i had not been living on Oxford in the 80s.

  5. Rebecca says:

    Even in this technological age, a film copy of this story is hard enough to find, let alone a physical copy of the book So it was happy chance that I stumbled across a second hand copy at work a couple of months ago, and quickly snapped it up Growing up in the world of rowing, the Boat Race has always been keenly followed in my family some with hard pressed loyalties, others who just pick a side on the day Being a hard and fast Oxford supporter, I always enjoyed watching the 1996 movie adap Even in this technological age, a film copy of this story is hard enough to find, let alone a physical copy of the book So it was happy chance that I stumbled across a second hand copy at work a couple of months ago, and quickly snapped it up Growing up in the world of rowing, the Boat Race has always been keenly follo...

  6. Martin Jones says:

    True Blue is an account of a crew mutiny during Oxford s preparations for the 1987 University Boat Race, written by the team coach Dan Topolski This is a great read, exciting on the psychological battle, setting an alliance of club coach and president, against a group of disaffected American oarsmen and their British accomplices It is equally exciting on the physical battle of boat racing Apart from the compelling narrative, there is also a wider significance to this story There is a literal True Blue is an account of a crew mutiny during Oxford s preparations for the 1987 University Boat Race, written by the team coach Dan Topolski This is a great read, exciting on the psychological battle, setting an alliance of club coach and president, against a group of disaffected American oarsmen and their British accomplices It is equally exciting on the physical battle of boat racing Apart from the compelling narrative, there is also a wider significance to this story There is a lite...

  7. Wouter Verster says:

    I read this book some twenty five years ago and really liked it Just recently I re read it and was less impressed Why The story is quite captivating and I did like some of the metaphors used though consider some really over the top Topolski when I walked out of the meeting with that piece of paper, agreed by the Americans, I felt like Neville Chamberlain on his way home from Munich.The book is about politics in sportsthan the sport itself It deals with the different views, team sp I read this book some twenty five years ago and really liked it Just recently I re read it and was less impressed Why The story is quite captivating and I did like some of the metaphors used though consider some really over the top Topolski when I walked out of the meeting with that piece of paper, agreed by the Americans, I felt like Neville Chamberlain on his way home from Mun...

  8. Alan says:

    A rowing 8 is supposed to be the epitome of teamwork pull together Well, the hard 20s here are even harder due to the egos and expectations of the big Americans who have come to Oxford to row against Cambridge in the traditional big race I...

  9. Cathryn Cooper says:

    A fast paced read for the most part Like the eight you need to push through the rough water at times but I suspect that the level of detail was part of the cathartic process involved in writing the account My hea...

  10. Claire says:

    this was really interesting i didn t know the story before i started this book and it really gripped me to the end.