Frozen in Time: The Enduring Legacy of the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team (Google eBook)

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Clerisy Press, Nov 25, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 265 pages
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On February 15, 1961, all 18 members of the U.S. World Figure Skating Team were killed in a plane crash, along with 16 coaches, officials, and family members. "Frozen in Time" takes readers inside the lives of the young skaters who died in the crash, revealing their friendships, romances, rivalries, sacrifices, and triumphs. The dramatic focus lingers on two families of powerful women: the Owens and the Westerfelds. Maribel Owen, the most famous woman in figure skating at the time, relentlessly drives her two young daughters?pairs champion Mara and the spectacular Laurence, who graced the cover of "Sports Illustrated" on the day she died. Myra Westerfeld, meanwhile, loses her marriage while guiding her daughters Sherri and Steffi to the pinnacle of the sport. Along with the bittersweet personal stories, author Nikki Nichols recounts the U.S. skating programOCOs lengthy struggle to rebuild after this devastating accident."
  

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User Review  - jap9963 - LibraryThing

When the author uses the phrase "frozen in time" as part of the title, it implies that the skaters who perished are forever left as young, nimble athletes. Sadly, they have also become a part of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - ABVR - LibraryThing

This book is an amateur historian's labor of love: A story about a group of people, a sport, and a time for which she obviously has enormous affection. It's untainted by any sense of perspective ... Read full review

Contents

Dedication
5
Acknowledgments
6
Foreword
8
Chapter One
13
Chapter Two
28
Chapter Three
43
Chapter Four
58
Chapter Five
94
Chapter Ten
173
Chapter Eleven
187
Chapter Twelve
205
Afterword
220
Appendix
231
SelfAnalysis
244
References
249
Index
255

Chapter Six
111
Chapter Seven
131
Chapter Eight
147
Chapter Nine
161
About the Author
261
Memorial Fund
263
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Nikki Nichols is a journalist and competitive figure skater in the adult ranks. Her love of the sport inspired her to write Frozen in Time as a tribute to the skaters, coaches, and officials whose lives were cut tragically short.

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