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

ISBN-10: 1400047668

ISBN-13: 9781400047666

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The Story of the Greatest Sports Moment of the Twentieth Century Once 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 Americans--formulated by their fiercely determined coach, Herb Brooks--and 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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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 10/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Wayne Coffey is a sportswriter for the New York Daily News. He wrote The Closer, with Mariano Rivera, as well as, Wherever I Wind Up, with R. A. Dickey, and The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U. S. Olympic Hockey Team.

1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
1980 U.S.S.R. Olympic Hockey Team
Foreword
Prologue: The Last Reunion
The First Period
Weeding the Garden
Stirrings of Belief
Beat the Clock
Intrigue in the Woods
The Second Period
"It Was Team"
Holding Pattern
Sticking Around
The Puck Stops Here
The Third Period
Short End of the Shift
Leading Men
Dream Weavers
Postgame: Finns and Farewells
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