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A Rave Review

Lake Minnetonka sailor Brad Robinson asked our very own Linda Tedford to write his book, “The Price of Victory and the Fear of Innovation: Brad Robinson’s Story,” chronicling Brad’s achievements and struggles in the world of A Scow racing. The book tells the story of Brad’s desire to advance the world of competitive sailing by building a better A Scow sailboat as a gift to his fleet, and the rejection and vilification he faced by members of the very fleet he was trying to help.

Susana and Brad Robinson with the first published copies of "The Price of Victory and the Fear of Innovation," May 2015

We published “The Price of Victory” earlier this year and it has been very well received. Recently, Terry Kerber, co-author of “Major Taylor: The Inspiring Story of a Black Cyclist and the Men Who Helped Him Achieve Worldwide Fame,” read Brad’s book and gave it a rave review. Here’s an excerpt of what he had to say:

Tedford’s wonderful prose and the magnificent passion with which Brad Robinson pursued his dream kept me turning pages. “The Price of Victory and the Fear of Innovation” belongs in the pantheon of great sailing literature!

For the complete review or to learn more about “The Price of Victory” check out

Linda has been making presentations at area Rotary Clubs and other organizations on “The Price of Victory,” which is just one of our many lifestories projects. For more information about the writing, editing, design and publication services we provide, visit Lilja LifeStories.

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