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The Resource The boys of winter : the untold story of a coach, a dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, Wayne Coffey ; foreword by Jim Craig

The boys of winter : the untold story of a coach, a dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, Wayne Coffey ; foreword by Jim Craig

Label
The boys of winter : the untold story of a coach, a dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team
Title
The boys of winter
Title remainder
the untold story of a coach, a dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team
Statement of responsibility
Wayne Coffey ; foreword by Jim Craig
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Lake Placid Olympics, an award-winning sportwriter looks back at what has been called the greatest moment of twentieth-century sports history, the victory of the U.S. hockey team over the Soviet Union, assessing the meaning of the triumph in terms of the events of the time and the paths of the players and coaches on both sides since 1980
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coffey, Wayne R
Dewey number
796.962/66
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV848.4.U6
LC item number
C65 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olympic Winter Games
  • Olympic Winter Games
  • Hockey
  • GAMES
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • TRAVEL
  • Hockey
  • United States
Label
The boys of winter : the untold story of a coach, a dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, Wayne Coffey ; foreword by Jim Craig
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Jim Craig -- Last reunion -- First period -- Weeding the garden -- Stirrings of belief -- Beat the clock -- First intermission: Intrigue in the woods -- Second period -- "It was team" -- Holding pattern -- Sticking around -- Second intermission: Puck stops here -- Third Period -- Leading men -- Dream weavers -- Postgame: Finns and farewells
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307237316
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00152924
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EF02A37F-8F67-4341-AD1D-1A575D24A0D1
System control number
(OCoLC)644236973
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The boys of winter : the untold story of a coach, a dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, Wayne Coffey ; foreword by Jim Craig
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Jim Craig -- Last reunion -- First period -- Weeding the garden -- Stirrings of belief -- Beat the clock -- First intermission: Intrigue in the woods -- Second period -- "It was team" -- Holding pattern -- Sticking around -- Second intermission: Puck stops here -- Third Period -- Leading men -- Dream weavers -- Postgame: Finns and farewells
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307237316
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00152924
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EF02A37F-8F67-4341-AD1D-1A575D24A0D1
System control number
(OCoLC)644236973
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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