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The Amateurs: The Story of Four Young Men and Their Quest for an Olympic Gold Medal
Halberstam, David
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판형 Paperback, 224pp.
출판일 May 07 1996
출판사 Ballantine Books
ISBN-13: 9780449910030
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In The Amateurs, David Halberstam once again displays the unique brand of reportage, both penetrating and supple, that distinguished his bestselling The Best and the Brightest and October 1964. This time he has taken for his subject the dramatic and special world of amateur rowing. While other athletes are earning fortunes in salaries and-or endorsements, the oarsmen gain fame only with each other and strive without any hope of financial reward.
What drives these men to endure a physical pain known to no other sport? Who are they? Where do they come from? How do they regard themselves and their competitors? What have they sacrificed, and what inner demons have they appeased? In answering these questions, David Halberstam takes as his... [More...] [Edit review] [Delete review]
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