The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Author Wayne Coffey
ISBN-10 1400047668
ISBN-13 9781400047666
Year 2005-10-25
Pages 273
Language English
Publisher Crown Publishers
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The Story of the Greatest Sports Moment of the Twentieth CenturyOnce upon a time they taught us to believe They were the 1980 U S Olympic hockey team a blue collar bunch led by an unconventional coach and they engineered what Sports Illustrated called the greatest sports moment of the twentieth century Their Miracle on Ice has become a national fairy tale but the real Cinderella story is even more remarkable Wayne Coffey casts a fresh eye on this seminal sports event giving readers an ice level view of the amateurs who took on a Russian hockey juggernaut at the height of the Cold War He details the unusual chemistry of the Americansformulated by their fiercely determined coach Herb Brooksand seamlessly weaves portraits of the boys with the fluid action of the game itself Coffey also traces the paths of the players and coaches since their stunning victory examining how the Olympic events affected their lives Told with warmth and an uncanny eye for detail The Boys of Winter is an intimate perceptive portrayal of one Friday night in Lake Placid and the enduring power of the extraordinary Also available as an eBook

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