The Boys of Winter

The Boys of Winter Author Wayne Coffey
ISBN-10 9780307237316
Year 2005-01-11
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

The Boys Of Winter

The Boys Of Winter Author Wayne Coffey
ISBN-10 9781400047666
Year 2005-10
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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Looks back at one of the greatest moments of twentieth-century sports history, the victory of the U.S. hockey team over the Soviet Union, assessing the meaning of the triumph and the paths of the players and coaches on both sides since 1980.

The Boys Of Winter

The Boys Of Winter Author Wayne Coffey
ISBN-10 9781400047666
Year 2005-10
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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Looks back at one of the greatest moments of twentieth-century sports history, the victory of the U.S. hockey team over the Soviet Union, assessing the meaning of the triumph and the paths of the players and coaches on both sides since 1980.

1980 U S Hockey Team

1980 U S  Hockey Team Author Wayne R. Coffey
ISBN-10 PSU:000026594774
Year 1993
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Blackbirch PressInc
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Recalls events at the 1980 Winter Olympics where the young talented United States hockey team stunned the world by winning a gold medal.

Dropping the Torch

Dropping the Torch Author Nicholas Evan Sarantakes
ISBN-10 9781139788564
Year 2010-09-27
Pages
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Dropping the Torch: Jimmy Carter, the Olympic Boycott, and the Cold War offers a diplomatic history of the 1980 Olympic boycott. Broad in its focus, it looks at events in Washington, D.C., as well as the opposition to the boycott and how this attempted embargo affected the athletic contests in Moscow. Jimmy Carter based his foreign policy on assumptions that had fundamental flaws and reflected a superficial familiarity with the Olympic movement. These basic mistakes led to a campaign that failed to meet its basic mission objectives but did manage to insult the Soviets just enough to destroy détente and restart the Cold War. The book also includes a military history of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, which provoked the boycott, and an examination of the boycott's impact four years later at the Los Angeles Olympics, where the Soviet Union retaliated with its own boycott.

Going for the Gold

Going for the Gold Author Tim Wendel
ISBN-10 9780486474618
Year 2010-01
Pages 131
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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This is the true inside story of the "Miracle on Ice," in which a ragtag team of collegiate and amateur athletes united in the shadow of the Cold War to defeat the seemingly invincible Soviet ice hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics. Sixty-two action photographs complement this triumphant tale.

Gold Medal Strategies

Gold Medal Strategies Author Jim Craig
ISBN-10 1118023447
Year 2010-03-11
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Business lessons from one of the greatest Olympic teams of all time It's been called the greatest upset of all time, the most memorable Olympic moment ever, the "Miracle on Ice." No matter which superlative is used, no one can deny that the U.S. men's hockey team's defeat of the Soviet Union in the medal round of the Lake Placid Olympic Games was a defining moment for Cold War America. The U.S. team's goalie was a Boston University student named Jim Craig, who is now a leadership expert and keynote speaker to business audiences. Gold Medal Strategies gives you Craig's unique lessons from the "Miracle" team on team dynamics, leadership, motivation, and other important management topics. With his unparalleled perspective, Craig dissects and analyzes the elements of a successful team, how to assemble one, and what philosophies will keep the team's shared goal a reality. This book outlines the necessary skills and details the specific techniques you need to maximize your business readiness, hone competitive cooperation, gather your strategies, and attack your challengers.

Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens Author Wayne R. Coffey
ISBN-10 PSU:000031271646
Year 1992
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Blackbirch Press, Incorporated
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A biography of the track star who overcame childhood illness and racial prejudice to win four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics.

One Goal

One Goal Author John Powers
ISBN-10 0060152001
Year 1984-01-01
Pages 257
Language en
Publisher Harpercollins
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A behind-the-scenes look at the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team follows each player's struggle to make the team, discusses practice sessions and the creation of a cohesive team, and recaps the games and unforgettable victory over the Russians at Lake Placid

Striking Silver

Striking Silver Author Tom Caraccioli
ISBN-10 1596700785
Year 2006-01
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher Sports Publishing LLC
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The accomplishment of the United States Olympic Hockey team during the 1972 Olympic Winter Games has seemingly been one of hockey's most well-kept secrets in this country. This is the story of Striking Silver and its members, which included schoolboy heroes and college All-Americans as well as those plucked from the jungles of Vietnam: Ahearn, Bader, Boucha, Brown, Christiansen, Curran, Ftorek, Howe, Irving, McElmury, McGlynn, McIntosh, Mellor, Naslund, Olds, Regan, Sanders, Sarner, Sheehy, and Sears ? the Silver Medalwinning 1972 United States Olympic Hockey team.

The Kobe Bryant Story

The Kobe Bryant Story Author Wayne Coffey
ISBN-10 0590052349
Year 1999
Pages 79
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Paperbacks
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Describes the life of Kobe Bryant, the son of an NBA player, detailing his decision to turn pro at the age of eighteen and his first two years as a Los Angeles Laker

The Game

The Game Author Ken Dryden
ISBN-10 0470739347
Year 2009-12-10
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans. He gives us vivid and affectionate portraits of the characters — Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe, Serge Savard, and coach Scotty Bowman among them — that made the Canadiens of the 1970s one of the greatest hockey teams in history. But beyond that, Dryden reflects on life on the road, in the spotlight, and on the ice, offering up a rare inside look at the game of hockey and an incredible personal memoir. This commemorative edition marks the 20th anniversary of The Game's original publication. It includes black and white photography from the Hockey Hall of Fame and a new chapter from the author. Take a journey to the heart and soul of the game with this timeless hockey classic.

Kip Keino

Kip Keino Author Wayne R. Coffey
ISBN-10 PSU:000031402590
Year 1992
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Blackbirch PressInc
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Describes the athletic accomplishments of the Kenyan track star who won gold medals in both the 1968 and 1972 Olympics.

America s Coach

America s Coach Author Ross Bernstein
ISBN-10 0963487191
Year 2006-06-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Bernstein Books
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The inspirational story of legendary coach Herb Brooks comes to life in the pages of "America's Coach," a heart-warming motivational biography that celebrates the legacy of a true American hero. As the architect of the fabled 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey "Miracle on Ice," Brooks showed the world that through hard work, commitment, and dedication, dreams really can come true. It doesn't matter if you know the difference between a blue line and a clothes line, Brooks' unorthodox ideologies and philosophies on team-building, leadership and motivation can be applied to the real world just as easily as they can to the business world. Follow along as Brooks' amazing life is chronicled from the frozen ponds of St. Paul's east side, to the bright lights of New York City, and everywhere in between. Woven throughout this colorful tapestry are anecdotes, quotes, funny stories, and nuggets of wisdom from Brooks himself, which provide a unique insight into the secrets of his success.