Dust and Determination: A History of UConn Polo was SO MUCH FUN to write–I am happy that readers think it’s fun to read as well. Thank you!
Here are the 5-star reviews on Amazon:
A must read for any horse, polo, or Uconn Husky fan! Highly informative, loved the history and origins of the sport and an insightful look into the University of Connecticut’s experience with horses and polo over the ages. And of course love the visuals 🙂 ~Vincent Xavier
This book contains some of the best in sports writing. Scanlon details the history of the players, both male and female, the coaches and the horses. She explains in detail the rules of the game. She tells of all the trials and tribulations of building a world class polo team at a small state university. The University of Connecticut has battled the best of the teams in this “rich man’s sport,,” and has won again and again even against ivy league teams like Cornell’s “Big Red.” A wonderful history of an exciting sport. Recommended! ~kathy
Toni Leland of Connecticut Horse magazine also gave D and D a glowing review, here is an excerpt:
If there’s anything you want to know about polo, you’ll find it in Dust and Determination: A History of UConn Polo. Connecticut author Helen Scanlon gives a detailed, concise, and well-written overview of everything from the game itself and its history to the chronological progression of the polo program at the University of Connecticut (UConn). Helen’s enthusiasm and description of her first encounter with polo leaves one with the urge to go see a game…Throughout this nice volume, Helen’s beautiful artwork enhances her writing, and some chapters include historical photographs of UConn’s program and players.
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With heaps of gratitude,