[FIRST TURKISH COMPLETE ROWING BOOK] Kürek sporu. [i.e. The sport of rowing]

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NEVIN HASSAN, (1912-1951)., TC Maarif Vekilligi Beden Terbiyesi Umum Müdürlügü / Vakit Matbaasi, Ankara, 1943.

Original illustrated wrappers. Demy 8vo. (21 x 14 cm). In Turkish. 109 p., 40 numerous b/w ills., and many unnumbered b/w photographic plates. Small label on the front cover, and occasional light fading on pages. Otherwise a very good copy.

First and only edition of this first complete book on oarsmanship ever printed in Turkey, written by the Turkish oarsman champion held the championship for a long time in the early period of the Turkish Republic.

The book includes the details of the oarsmanship sport, boat building, rules, and Western and Turkish history of this sport.

Nevin Hassan started rowing in Galatasaray Bebek Boathouse [i.e. Kayikhâne] in 1929, and in the same year, he captured Eftal Nogan's championship in Tek Çifte boat from Altinordu. Nevin Hassan left active sports at a young age after 1935, went to Germany to study at the Berlin Technical High School, and followed the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a correspondent for "Kirmizi Beyaz dergisi" [i.e. the Red-White magazine]. During his education in Germany, he worked with F. K. Gwinner and Tom Sullivan, two of the most famous rowing coaches in the world at the time, at the Berliner Ruder-Club, and also read the books of the famous sports authority Steve Fairbairn and compared them with the Orthodox rowing style. Nevin Hassan coached the Galatasaray Rowing team following his return from Germany.

Not located in OCLC.; The National Library of Turkey 000039123.