This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
John Biglow - This rower, who came from Seattle, had a learning disability that made it difficult for him to read.
Tiff Wood - This person was 31, had passed up opportunities to pursue rowing, and whose nickname came from the difficulty children had pronouncing his name when he was younger.
David Halberstam - This person wrote the book and had won a Pulitzer Prize for journalism.
Joe Bouscaren - This person was smaller and younger than some of the other rowers and became a physician who interned in Seattle.
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