The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Character Descriptions

Daniel James Brown
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Joe Rantz

This central figure in the narrative is described as being tall, blonde, prodigiously strong, and determined. He had a difficult upbringing following his mother's death with his father remarrying a cold, younger woman who insisted that he abandon his son.

Roger Morris

This young oarsman came from a working-class background and felt somewhat out of place amongst the rich elite at the University of Washington. His family owned a "clear-out company," moving families from their foreclosed homes during the Great Depression.

Tom Bolles

This individual was the coach of the freshman rowing team at the University of Washington in the 1930s. He is described as having “a bland, pleasant face, a bit lean in the jowls, and given to wearing wire-rimmed glasses.”

Al Ulbrickson

This individual was the coach of the University of Washington’s varsity rowing program in the 1930s. He was a man of few...

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