An extraordinary history of the oldest organized sport at the University of California at Berkeley. A detailed & reliable look at 117 years of what one journalist has called "the rowing capital of the West Coast." Here are the heroes & victims, the chances & challenges of different courses & the thrill or despair of the finish. Over 100 photographs (most rare & never before published) & special chapters on the high-tech revolution in equipment, the recruiting of crew members, infamous swampings & dunkings, & other Pacific Coast crews are included. Bound to be required reading for all Cal alumni, rowing or sports enthusiasts, & history buffs. "An absolute must for anyone who has ever pulled an oar. The definitive historical text of people, pictures, & events covering the Golden Bears' most successful....A veritable treasured forest of men who brought unmatched glory & pride to one of America's greatest universities."--Allen Perry Rosenberg, Coach, Olympic & World Champions.Lemmon, Jim is the author of 'Log of Rowing at the University of California Berkeley, 1870-1987' with ISBN 9780962195600 and ISBN 096219560X.