The Boys of Winter

The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
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Author(s): Wayne Coffey
Original Publish Date: Jan 11, 2005
Product Number: EB00152924
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307237316
Publisher: Broadway Books
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Description

The true story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team and the Miracle on Ice, which Sports Illustrated called the greatest moment in sports history—with a new afterword by Ken Morrow for the fortieth anniversary of the Miracle on Ice "An unvarnished and captivating read."—Parade 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. 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.

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CD
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Author(s): Wayne Coffey
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
Genre: Sports
Product Number DD30648
Released: Feb 28, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515919230
eAudio
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Author(s): Wayne Coffey
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
Genre: Sports
Product Number Z100121342
Released: Feb 28, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515999232

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