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By Brad Alan Lewis. "Written soon after he and his doubles partner won the Olympic Gold Medal in the 1984 LA Games, this book has been an inspiration to generations of rowers already. The first time I picked it up I read it through the night, in one go. This book is absolutely well-crafted, a fascinating perspective on the top levels of training and competition. A must for novices through world-class rowers, and for their parents." -- Joline Esparza There are a lot of ways to skin a cat - a lot of ways to make the U.S. Olympic rowing team - a lot of ways to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. Assault on Lake Casitas describes how I went about doing all these things, minus the cat skinning. If you're working to accomplish a tough goal - perhaps trying to earn a place in the novice 8+ at your school - then Assault might provide you with some new ideas, some cool tools, some fresh inspiration. And if you're looking for a good book to read, Assault can provide that too. -- Brad Lewis Lewis' story is more than a book about a man winning a gold medal in a sport that offers little more than personal reward. It is about challenging convention, overcoming defeat and working outside of an established system. Assault on Lake Casitas is a compelling tale of competition at the highest level and the emotions that fuel obsession. "Brad Lewis is a rare combination-- world class athlete, individualistic thinker and a deft writer. The result is an excellent book about excellence." -- Angus Phillips, Columnist of The Washington Post Please note, DVD's, Books, and Videos cannot be returned