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.
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.
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.”
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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