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The Boys Of Winter

Author : Wayne Coffey
ISBN : 0307237311
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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 perhaps 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. It is a legacy of hope, hard work, and homegrown triumph. It is a chronicle of everyday heroes who just wanted to play hockey happily ever after. It is still unbelievable. The Boys of Winter is an evocative account of the improbable American adventure in Lake Placid, New York. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews, Wayne Coffey explores the untold stories of the U.S. upstarts, their Soviet opponents, and the forces that brought them together. Plagued by the Iran hostage crisis, persistent economic woes, and the ongoing Cold War, the United States battled a pervasive sense of gloom in 1980. And then came the Olympics. Traditionally a playground for the Russian hockey juggernaut and its ever-growing collection of gold medals, an Olympic ice rink seemed an unlikely setting for a Cold War upset. The Russians were experienced professional champions, state-reared and state-supported. The Americans were mostly college kids who had their majors and their stipends and their dreams, a squad that coach Herb Brooks had molded into a team in six months. It was men vs. boys, champions vs. amateurs, communism vs. capitalism. Coffey casts a fresh eye on this seminal sports event in The Boys of Winter, crafting an intimate look at the team and giving readers an ice-level view of the boys who captivated a country. He details the unusual chemistry of the Americans—formulated by a fiercely determined Brooks—and he seamlessly weaves portraits of the players with the fluid, fast-paced action of the 1980 game itself. Coffey also traces the paths of the players and coaches since that time, examining how the events in Lake Placid affected and directed their lives and investigating what happens after one conquers the world. But Coffey not only reveals the anatomy of an underdog, he probes the shocked disbelief of the unlikely losers and how it felt to be taken down by such an overlooked opponent. After all, the greatest American sports moment of the century was a Russian calamity, perhaps even more unimaginable in Moscow than in Minnesota or Massachusetts. Coffey deftly balances the joyous American saga with the perspective of the astonished silver medalists. 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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Boys Of Winter

Author : John Davis Cantwell
ISBN : 9780759692497
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The book is a telescopic view of the central events of the Universe. It uses the mathematical concept of possibilities to amplify the teachings of the first part of the book. It uses an intimate observation of the central person of the Universe as He plunges into the Great Beyond in order to make salvation possible for all those who will believe upon Him in the second part of the book. The magnitude of the events around Calvary use darkness and tremors to focus an infinite beam of light upon the scared hill. The last units of the book demonstrate the infinite power of God as He forms the world as a stage for that Divine surge of marvelous love for the redemption of all races of people upon the earth. This proves that God really does have the whole world in His grip.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Boys Of Winter

Author : Charles J. Sanders
ISBN : 9781607320449
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"An immensely valuable and substantial addition to 10th Mountain literature and to the history of skiing in the United States." - International Ski History Association The Boys of Winter tells the true story of three young American ski champions and their brutal, heroic, and fateful transformation from athletes to infantrymen with the 10th Mountain Division. Charles J. Sanders's fast-paced narrative draws on dozens of interviews and extensive research to trace these boys' lives from childhood to championships and from training at Mount Rainier and in the Colorado Rockies to battles against the Nazis.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Penguin Profiles

Author : Jim O'Brien
ISBN : 0916114171
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Destiny On Ice

Author : S. R. Grey
ISBN : 0997974915
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Hot hockey superstar Brent Oliver has it all-good looks, charm, dozens of endorsement deals, and a spectacular career. Uh, nix that last one. Brent has the talent and skill that should have his career soaring. But something is wrong. He's lost his hockey mojo and can't get it back. Enter Aubrey Shelburne, life coach to the stars. Aubrey's worked with some difficult celebrities, but she's never encountered a guy quite like Brent Oliver. Or has she? Seems a reckless night of partying, one that had Aubrey waking up in a strange man's bed, is about to bite her in the a**. That is, if Brent doesn't first. Fighting an off-the-charts attraction, Aubrey and Brent must learn to work together. But it's not an easy task when they're at each other's throats every minute. Is this relationship a disaster in the making? Or is it destiny? Washboard abs and sex toy mishaps aside, Destiny on Ice is a fun and irreverent romp that'll have you swooning on one page and laughing on the next. Sports Romance/Romantic Comedy **STANDALONE NOVEL** **EACH BOOK IN THE BOYS OF WINTER SERIES WILL FEATURE A DIFFERENT HOCKEY PLAYER'S STORY**

Complications On Ice

Author : S. R. Grey
ISBN : 0997974958
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Fun-loving professional hockey player Benjamin "Benny" Perry is all about scoring, both on and off the ice. With his good looks and easygoing personality, women flock to him, which is great. It keeps things the way this Las Vegas Wolves forward likes-uncomplicated. Too bad that's all about to change. When Benny decides to get back at his coach by pursuing his daughter, Eliza, who's just returned to town under mysterious circumstances, complications abound. What begins as a simple conquest becomes anything but when Benny starts to really fall for Eliza. But something is up. Though Eliza seems to be as into him as he is to her, Benny senses she's hiding something. Or maybe she's hiding someone. Benny would never guess Eliza is hiding a baby-her baby. But it doesn't end there. The father of her child just happens to be a hockey player too. And he's Benny's biggest nemesis. Now he's joining the team. Talk about complicated Complications on Ice is the 3rd standalone novel in the bestselling Boys of Winter hockey romance series. **STANDALONE NOVEL** **EACH BOOK IN THE BOYS OF WINTER SERIES FEATURES A DIFFERENT SMOKING HOT HOCKEY PLAYER'S STORY**

Echoes From The Boys Of Company H

Author : Neal E. Wixson
ISBN : 9781440122446
Genre : History
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Echoes from the Boys of Company H focuses on a few Civil War soldiers from Company H, 100th Regiment, New York State Volunteers, who were prolific writers. It is based upon a treasure trove of hundreds of letters, journals, and diaries. These writings provide rare insight into life as a common soldier. The boys also share their thoughts about topics ranging from everyday camp life and homesickness to broader concerns such as politics and religion. Hear a firsthand account of the horrors of prison life in Andersonville, Ga. Follow these soldiers after the war as they re-enter civil life. As their experiences begin to fade to distant echoes from the past, the soldiers ultimately join together to develop an association to relive and glorify their wartime experiences. Echoes from the Boys of Company H is a unique and touching collection of the written words of young men who proudly served their country during one of the most tumultuous times in the young nations history. Although their voices are now silenced, the documents they left behind are eloquent lessons in the understanding of and gratitude for the sacrifices of all who fought on both sides. Here is a rich collection of Civil War letters. They reveal the emotions and actions of men in battle. Edward Longacre, Author of Army of Amateurs An unusually textured view of the Civil War and its immediate aftermath in the words of its participants. The editor has gone to tremendous lengths to locate and transcribe a vast array of viewpoints on battles, camp life and wartime politics. Professor Carol Sheriff and co-author of A People at War Stunning! A remarkable tour de force! This is an intimate, personal look into everyday life in the 100th New York Infantry. We endure the misery of diseases and trench warfare, the boredom of camp life, and the terror of battles with these soldiers. Jeff Toalson, editor of No Soap, No Pay, Diarrhea, Dysentery & Desertion.
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The Education Of Henry Adams

Author : Henry Adams
ISBN : 9780486146584
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Pulitzer Prize-winning work by distinguished historian recounts search for order in a chaotic world. "A book of unique richness, of unforgettable comment and challenging thought . . ." — The New York Times.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Dogs Of Winter

Author : Bobbie Pyron
ISBN : 9780545469852
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A small boy, a cruel city, and the incredible dogs who save him. Based on a true story! When Ivan's mother disappears, he's abandoned on the streets of Moscow, with little chance to make it through the harsh winter. But help comes in an unexpected form: Ivan is adopted by a pack of dogs, and the dogs quickly become more than just his street companions: They become his family. Soon Ivan, who used to love reading fairytales, is practically living in one, as he and his pack roam the city and countryside, using their wits to find food and shelter, dodging danger, begging for coins. But Ivan can’t stay hidden from the world of people forever. When help is finally offered to him, will he be able to accept it? Will he even want to? A heart-pounding tale of survival and a moving look at what makes us human.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

100 Things Penguins Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author : Rick Buker
ISBN : 9781617495762
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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All sports fans want to see their team win the championship but being a fan is about more than watching your team win the big game. As part of an ongoing best selling series, 100 Things Penguins helps Pittsburgh lovers get the most out of being a fan. Get ready to enjoy your team on a new, more involved, level.
Category: Sports & Recreation