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The Amateurs Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 17 & 18 Summary

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Chapters 17 & 18 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 17: Halberstam introduces "team camps" for rowing. He lists a set of virtues that crew is meant to represent and then claims that the team camps are the worst of rowing put into one location and time span. The coach uses the time at camp to pick the teams for the double and the quad. This type of selection is easier in other sports. In this case, it is particularly difficult because the camp is to work out more of the details about the Olympic teams. This camp is running under coach Harry Parker. Halberstam explains that all the tensions between the campers surface at the camp. He also shows how different some of the relationships are between coach and player. The relationships between the players and their fathers affect what happens. Tiff Wood has a relatively smooth relationship with Harry Parker and is secure...

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