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This is an auction for REFLECTIONS OF GOLD: A CELEBRATION OF NEW ZEALAND ROWING by Peter Bidwell.

"From the unprecedented success of the men's eight at Munich, through to the high drama of Beijing, where the Evers-Swindell pair triumphed by the narrowest of margins and Mahe Drysdale displayed immense courage under daunting conditions, Peter Bidwell paints an evocative and authoritative picture of the events, personalities, athletes coaches and administrators who have taken rowing on a roller coaster ride of success and failure over the past fifty years. In an unprecedented look at the many controversies and controversial personalities who have left their marks on a national sport that has contributed more than its share of award winners at the Annual Halberg Sports Awards, this book will appeal to the practitioner and the armchair alike. Superbly illustrated and presented in a stunning hardback format, this will be a prestigious addition to any sports library and a must for every rowing fan. Timed for release to coincide with the October World Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro, this will be a stand out sports book."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Peter Bidwell is a former sports editor of The Dominion newspaper, and an established author. With a lifelong interest in rowing and many contacts through his professional coverage of the sport he is ideally placed to write this book. Peter lives in Island Bay, near Wellington.

Large format hardback 2007.

256 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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