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The Stroke of Champions: The St. John's Regatta 1949-1981
Published by Creative Book Publishers in 1994
8.5 X 5.5 inches
This Book deals with much more than the dry facts of records set and broken - although there are plenty of
statistics. It tells the stories of the people who rowed, coached, coxed and administrated the event. It provides an
index of the boats and crews from 1901 to 1949, lists of the winners in each year, and includes photographs of
many winning crews.
As a record of a great sporting event, The Stroke of Champions serves its purpose well. But it is more than that.
It is also a tribute to the competitive spirit of that wonderful breed of amateur oarsmen and women who compete
not only with each other, but with their own best performances. This book is in good condition except small
corner cut on first two inside pages. (245 Pages).
About the Author
Jack Fitzgerald was born and educated in St. John's, Newfoundland. During his career
he has been a journalist, a feature writer and political columnist with the St. John's
Daily News; a reporter and public affairs writer with CJON and VOCM News Services;
editor of the Newfoundland Herald and the Newfoundland Chronicle. During the last
years of the Smallwood administration he was assistant director of Public Relations
with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. He has also worked as
Assistance Officer with the Department of Social Services. Jack Fitzgerald also
hosted a regular radio program featuring off-beat Newfoundland stories on radio
As well as writing about unusual happenings relating to Newfoundland and
Newfoundlanders, Fitzgerald has also authored a series of Newfoundland crime and
punishment stories as well as Newfoundland historical publications.
With the release of his latest book, The Hangman is Never Late, he has now had a
total of fifteen books published, making him one of Newfoundland's most prolific