The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

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Thorndike Press, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 392 pages
This evocative account of the improbable American adventure in Lake Placid explores the untold stories of the U.S. upstarts, their Soviet opponents, and the forces that brought them together. Award-winning sportswriter Coffey casts a fresh eye on this seminal sports event, giving readers an ice-level view of the boys who captivated a country.Available only in Americana 4 & 5.

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Winter Olympics, 1980. The games were held at Lake Placid, NY, a tiny little town in the middle of nowhere. The hockey team was made up of amateurs, college kids who hadn't yet played pro, and wasn't ... Read full review

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I was 9 years old when the Olympics happened but I can still remember it so clearly. Prior to the Olympics, I remember the gas lines, the hostage crisis, the failed rescue attempts. It was a sad time ... Read full review


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Wayne Coffey is a sportswriter for New York's Daily News.

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