Get Fast Fast: A Project Management Approach to Lightweight Rowing by Alex Krupp. This guide was written primarily for lightweight male rowers, but may be useful for others as well. c.f. the section on page 10 below on assumptions, caveats, and prerequisites.
This book is clearly about rowing faster.
What follows is a comprehensive guide on going from being a complete couch potato to an Olympic-level athlete in six months. How is this possible? After all, normally this would take several years. The secret is focusing on the fundamentals.