The real tale of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey group and the Miracle on Ice, which Sports Illustrated known as the best sports activities second in sports activities history
“An unvarnished and fascinating learn.”—Parade
Once upon a time, they taught us to imagine. They have been the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey group, a blue-collar bunch led via an unconventional tutor. Their “Miracle on Ice” has turn into a countrywide fairy tale, however the true Cinderella tale is much more exceptional.
Wayne Coffey casts a recent eye in this seminal sports activities adventure, giving readers an ice-degree view of the amateurs who took on a Russian hockey juggernaut on the top of the Chilly Conflict. He main points the odd chemistry of the American citizens—formulated via their fiercely decided tutor, Herb Brooks—and seamlessly weaves pictures of the lads with the fluid motion of the sport itself. Coffey additionally strains the trails of the gamers and coaches considering the fact that their surprising victory, analyzing how the Olympic occasions affected their lives.
Told with heat and an uncanny eye for element, The Boys of Winter is an intimate, perceptive portrayal of 1 Friday night time in Lake Placid and the long-lasting energy of the abnormal.