Peggy Miller Franck
--William Steinkraus, chairman emeritus, U.S. Equestrian Team Foundationn
A wonderful romp with an extraordinary character!
--Ben Bradlee, vice-president-at-large, The Washington Post
Peggy Franck best knows my raucous relative Eleo Sears - the profane, profound person who was America's great pioneering woman athlete. Peggy gives us the warts-and-all story, and it does not have a happy ending. Eleo won regularly at racket sports and in the show ring, but her life ended as a demolition derby. This is an intriguing book about a gutsy warrior who battled the world and blazed trails for American women in sports.
--John W. Sears
Long before Billie Jean King, another strong-willed woman captivated Americans with a variety of sporting feats, from polo to tennis to long-distance hikes and beyond. She was a Boston Brahmin, Eleo Sears - the mercurial, devil-may-care, outrageous heroine of a fascinating tale.
--Bud Collins, Boston Globe, ESPN
Now we have the real story, instead of the rumors and myths which have surrounded the always surprising Eleonora Sears. Prides Crossing recalls the daring athletic star who pushed aside gender barriers in sports and in life. It is a candid portrait of the proud, notably eccentric, irascible, and often admirable woman I knew. The final judgment is left in our hands.
--J. Linzee Coolidge
--James Zug, Squash Magazine