Driven by the Stars: The Story of Durward Knowles
Talbot County, Md: Privately Printed, 1992. 1st Edition. 8vo. Fine / Near Fine. Item #13239
Beautiful 1st Edition inscribed and signed by the author on the front end paper.
Blue cloth gilt. Square tight binding. Clean interior. Dust jacket Near Fine with a hint of rubbing to the rear panel. Presents handsomely in archival mylar.
"Sir Durward Randolph Knowles (2 November 1917 – 24 February 2018) was a sailor and Olympic champion from the Bahamas. He won the gold medal in the Star class at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, together with Cecil Cooke.
He won the bronze medal in the same class at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. He had previously competed for the United Kingdom in the 1948 Olympics finishing in 4th place in the Star class together with Sloane Elmo Farrington. Representing the Bahamas, Knowles also won gold in the 1959 Pan American Games star class (with Farrington).
He is one of only five athletes who have competed in the Olympics over a span of 40 years, along with fencer Ivan Joseph Martin Osiier, sailor Magnus Konow, showjumper Ian Millar, and sailor Paul Elvstrøm.
Knowles was knighted in 1996. In 1997, he was awarded The Bahamas' Order of Merit. In 2014, the second Legend-class patrol boat of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force was commissioned as HMBS Durward Knowles. In May 2016, following the death of Sándor Tarics, he became the oldest living Olympic champion. He turned 100 in November 2017 and died on 24 February 2018." - Wiki.