Globe Pequot / Lyons Press
978-0-7627-7929-1 • Paperback • June 2012 • $16.95 • (£12.99)
Daniel J. Boyne is the author of The Red Rose Crew: A True Story of Women, Winning and the Water (Lyons), and Essential Sculling (Lyons). He has also written articles for The Atlantic Monthly, Harvard Magazine, Double Take, WoodenBoat, and Gray's Sporting Journal, among others. Most of his writing has concerned itself with the interplay between sport and society, and he has often focused on groups or individuals who have used sport as a means to change their social status. He currently lives in Cambridge with his wife and daughter, and works at Harvard University.
The Red Rose Crew: A True Story of Women, Winning and the Water) chronicles Kelly's rise from modest beginnings as the son of Irish immigrants to Olympic gold.... [A] fine portrait of two Olympic champions [Kelly and his son] and their remarkable family, including Jack's daughter Grace, and theater stars Walter and George.”
Philadelphia, first half of the 20th Century
An original American sports story about John B. Kelly, the most famous U.S. oarsman of all time, three-time Olympic medalist, rags-to-riches millionaire, and father of actress Grace Kelly and champion oarsman Jack Kelly, Jr.