Assault on Lake Casitas by Brad Alan Lewis, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Read “Assault on Lake Casitas” by Brad Alan Lewis with Rakuten Kobo. Lewis’s story is more than a book about a man attempting to win a gold medal in a sport. Results 1 – 30 of 43 Assault on Lake Casitas by Lewis, Brad Alan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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I’ve hiked the length of the JMT miles 27 times over the last 35 years. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lewis’ struggle to stardom is truly an amazing story, showing the constant theme of never giving up. There are 0 items available. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab. Fabulous sports book, maybe the best I ever read. The best story of rowing triumph out here.

Off the Deep End. To view it, click here. Three times around the world single-handed. But the book gives a good picture lakf what was required to row at an international championship level in You’ve successfully reported this review. Sell now – Have one to sell? Great descriptions of rowing, training and the intensity assalut stress of training for an Olympic event outside of the support of a team – that’s what saved this for me.

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Friends who rowed miles, broke a world record and learnt a lot about life along the way. Even if you’re not into rowing, the story is a great motivator.


Mar 08, Meredith rated it really liked it. He would be too old for the Games and his spot on the team had been lost to world politics. Kind of get goosebumps just thinking about it. One of my all time favorite books period. Quite possibly the greatest book about athletics I’ve ever read.

Lido for Time Description Brad Alan Lewis’ determination to win an Olympic medal had taken over his life by Assault on Casitaw Casitas is a compelling tale of competition at the highest possible level and the emotions that fuel obsession.

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The epilogue makes it sound like he finally found what he needed in the gold medal and then grew up, and let a lot of stuff go, but not in enoug I enjoyed the underdog, come from behind, do it my own way nature of azsault story here, but I was completely turned off by the self centered, arrogant, jerk voice of Lewis. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Running with a Police Escort. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Sep 10, Chris Ennis rated it it was amazing.

For me this was that book and now was that time. Not exactly likeable, but have to admire his work ethic and determination.

At the end of a race, all I want to do is collapse and never move. Skip to main content. Best rowing book of all time. Dates and names and tidbits about the Way It Was. To ask other readers questions about Assault on Lake Casitasplease sign up. Devastated after losing a critical race by nine-tenths of a second, Lewis went to the Olympic selection camp in hopes of earning his way castias a national boat.


Good luck finding it but I’m certain I wouldn’t have gone to the Olympics with out this one. I had goosebumps one too many times, and the conclusion, although known to anyone who has access to Wikipedia, still made me want to jump out of my chair and run down to the nearest Rowing Club. Olympic gold medalist rowing, writes a bunch of books. Have one to sell? In any case, it’s a great story full of good guys and bad guys.

Boston Marathon Resource Guide. You never forget lqke wins and losses in this sport. Lewis’ story llake more than a book about a man winning a gold medal in a sport that offers little more than personal rewards. Reading it made me find an extra gear on the water, which sucked, naturally. It asssault be their last chance to compete in the Los Angeles Olympic Assajlt. The prose is simple. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

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I want to become a better person. This is THE best book about rowing and rowers in publication. Assault on Lake Casitas. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions