The Triumph of the Amateurs Book Talk in New Haven

30 October 2021

By Göran R Buckhorn

Not to be missed! Yale University Bookstore in New Haven has a few spots left for William “Bill” Lanouette’s book talk about his The Triumph of the Amateurs on 2 November.

Bill Lanouette

Yesterday, Bill Lanouette gave an illustrated book talk via Zoom from the Princeton Public Library on his book about the professional rowers, The Triumph of the Amateurs: The Rise, Ruin, and Banishment of Professional Rowing in the Gilded Age, which was published by Lyons Press earlier this year. Bill reported this morning that 350 people had signed up to his Zoom chat! Great success…

On Tuesday, 2 November, at 7 p.m., Bill will discuss his book at Yale University Bookstore in New Haven. The Bookstore has let HTBS know that there are a few seats left. So, hurry up to sign up for a spot! (It’s free).

Register HERE.

Date and time: Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 7:00 p.m. EDT

Location: Yale University Bookstore, 77 Broadway, New Haven, CT 06511

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Steve Gladstone, Yale’s Men’s Rowing Coach, wrote the following about the book:

The Triumph of the Amateurs is an exceptionally well written and well researched history of early American Rowing. The description of our American and Canadian professional scullers is vivid; reckless characters looking for fame and fortune. The demise of professional sculling and the blossoming of collegiate and amateur rowing is described in exquisite detail. In the process we get a clear picture of post-civil war American culture. I have never read a more compelling book on this era.”

Bill Lanouette’s Zoom talk from the Princeton Public Library has now been available on YouTube. Enjoy!

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