The Amateurs Setting & Symbolism

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Harvard

This ivy league university is also the home of one of the nation's best rowing teams, at least amongst male competitors. It is brought up in the first chapter because it is one of the places where the champions found in this book improve their abilities.

It is located in the East, where the majority of the best rowing teams are located. This private college serves as the background for a large portion of the events in the book. Much of the time the details are limited to ones relevant to rowing.

Chamber of Commerce

This is an organization found in most cities. It is mentioned during the first chapter in reference to the fact that $5 million dollars is brought into Princeton, New Jersey by hosting the sculling Olympic trials in 1983. These financial gains, according to the author, are the kind of thing to be reported to...

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