Purves Lecture: The Boys in the Boat…The Rest of the Story

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Date(s) - 04/16/2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Woodbridge Town Library



A central figure in The Boys in the Boat is the boatbuilder George Pocock, arguably the most influential man in crew racing in the last hundred years; a revered mentor to thousands of oarsmen and dozens of coaches all throughout this continent.


George Pocock’s great-nephew Jim Pocock will speak on “The Boys in the Boat – the Rest of the Story” about his personal memories of his great uncle, as well as his grandfather Dick who built boats exclusively for Yale for 46 years. Together, these brothers built 21 Olympic gold medal winning boats, including every gold medal winning 8 oared shell from 1920 – 1956. Jim will talk about the development of the sport of rowing in America, tell many interesting stories not included in the book, and fill in some colorful background on others.


Part of our One Book, One Town Events Series, and the Annual Purves Lecture sponsored by The Friends of the Library. 


Bookings are closed for this event.