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Jurgen Grobler’s Olympic coaching career is one of legend, yet the man himself has remained resolutely out of the spotlight. Over the last 20 years he has masterminded British Rowing’s incomparable success. And when the difference between gold and silver can mean mere fractions of a second, Jurgen Grobler has consistently delivered Olympic gold through various boat classes and with an ever-changing group of athletes.

Arguably the greatest coach in British sporting history, Grobler’s unparalleled record outstrips many much better known records and stories, building champions such as Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell, to name but few.

This authoritative account of Grobler’s career straddles the Iron Curtain, beginning in the German Democratic Republic, where systemic state-funded doping was an open secret, before crossing to Britain following the fall of the Berlin Wall. And whilst culture and sport have shifted dramatically over the last half century, Grobler’s pursuit of greatness has never faltered.

Written by Olympic medallist Hugh Matheson and rowing historian Christopher Dodd, More Power is the unmissable story of one man’s quest for glory and sets out to unlock the secrets of Jurgen Grobler: the finest coach Olympic sport has ever seen.

©2018 Hugh Matheson and Christopher Dodd (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Simple in its complexity

I really enjoyed this book, wish there was more! Great read, simple to understand. To be able to condense so much information in an entertaining way was awesome

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  • YappyDog
  • 07-23-18

Really bad sorry!

Narrator should learn how to pronounce key names and places. To listen to “Pin-sent “‘throughout the book was painful. Not to mention Lucerne as Look-erne among many others! Painful.

Too much repetition in the book.
Probably great for rowers keen on all the stats

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  • Chalkie
  • 08-21-18

Great if you love rowing

As a lover of rowing I thought this was a great listen. Some of the pronunciation leaves a little to be desired but doesn’t distract from a great story

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  • KatB1978
  • 08-15-18

Could be brilliant

If the narrator learned to pronounce a number of words correctly eg Pinsent is not pronounced pinsett ....