The Great River Rowed

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The Great River Rowed
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
27-11-2018
Sprog:
Engelsk
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After a trip to Ghana with Right To Play, John Pritchard, former Olympic rower and self-confessed middle-aged eccentric, set his next formidable challenge: to row the length of the Mississippi River and raise $1,000,000 for the charity.John and his team would row in a Victorian Thames skiff, a wooden boat with fixed wooden seats and fixed pins, the design of which has remained almost unchanged for nearly 200 years. As they set off on an adventure that would take 80 days and cover 2,320 miles, John and his fellow rowers encountered snakes, jumping fish, mosquitoes and deer flies, as well as growing fatigue and backsides that no amount of sheepskin padding could protect.But they also learned to appreciate the majesty of this most iconic river, from its winding start past riverbanks lined with forests and peppered with water lilies, to a major industrial waterway, with huge industrial barges pushing hundreds of tons of cargo upstream. They experienced acts of kindness and the generosity of spirit that characterises so many people from the Midwest, and found hidden gems of towns, tucked along the length of the Mississippi. And they discovered that most problems can be overcome with Sam Adams beer and chicken wings.Most importantly, this is the story of how the humanity of one African child inspired an incredible feat of endurance and a display of human spirit that changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of children.This is how the Great River was rowed.

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Udgivelsesdato:
27-11-2018
ISBN13:
9781911195948
Bredde:
284 mm
Højde:
284 mm
Format:
Hardback
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Bibliotekernes beskrivelse After a trip to Ghana with Right To Play, John Pritchard, former Olympic rower and self-confessed middle-aged eccentric, set his next formidable challenge: to row the length of the Mississippi River and raise $1,000,000 for the charity.

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