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The Making of a Miracle: The Untold Story of the Captain of the 1...
by , Neal Boudette

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

January 28, 2020

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<p><strong>On the fortieth anniversary of the historic "Miracle on Ice," Mike Eruzione鈥攖he captain of the 1980 U.S Men鈥檚 Olympic Hockey Team, </strong><strong>who scored the winning goal鈥攔ecounts his amazing career on ice, the legendary upset against the Soviets, and winning the gold medal.</strong></p><p>It is the greatest American underdog sports story ever told: how a team of college kids and unsigned amateurs, under the tutelage of legendary coach鈥攁nd legendary taskmaster鈥擧erb Brooks, beat the elite Soviet hockey team on their way to winning the gold medal at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics. No one believed the scrappy Americans had a real shot at winning. Despite being undefeated, the U.S.鈥攖he youngest team in the competition鈥攚ere facing off against the four-time defending gold medalist Russians. But the Americans鈥?irrepressible optimism, skill, and fearless attitude helped them outplay the seasoned Soviet team and deliver their iconic win.</p><p>As captain, Mike Eruzione led his team on the ice on that Friday, February 22, 1980. But beating the U.S.S.R was only one of the numerous challenges Mike has faced in his life. In this inspiring memoir, he recounts the obstacles he has overcome, from his blue-collar upbringing in Winthrop, Massachusetts, to his battle to make the Boston University squad; his challenges in the minor leagues and international tournaments to his selection to the U.S. team and their run for gold. He also talks about the aftermath of that stupendous win that inspired and united the nation at a time of crisis in its history.</p><p>Eruzione has lived a hockey life full of unexpected twists and surprising turns. Al Michaels鈥?famous call in 1980鈥?quot;do you believe in miracles? YES!"鈥攃ould have been about Mike himself. Filled with vivid portraits鈥攆rom his hard-working, irrepressible father to the irascible Herb Brooks to the Russian hall of famers Tretiak, Kharlamov, Makarov, and Fetisov鈥攖his lively, fascinating look back is destined to become a sports classic and is a must for hockey fans, especially those who witnessed that miraculous day. </p>
The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the...
by Wayne Coffey

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 11, 2005

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<b>The true story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team and the Miracle on Ice, which聽<i>Sports Illustrated</i>聽called the greatest sports moment in sports history</b><br /><b>聽</b><br /><b>鈥淎n unvarnished and captivating read.鈥濃€?lt;i>Parade</i></b><br />聽<br />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. Their 鈥淢iracle on Ice鈥?has become a national fairy tale, but the real Cinderella story is even more remarkable.<br />聽<br />Wayne Coffey casts a fresh eye on this seminal sports event, giving readers an ice-level view of the amateurs who took on a Russian hockey juggernaut at the height of the Cold War. He details the unusual chemistry of the Americans鈥攆ormulated by their fiercely determined coach, Herb Brooks鈥攁nd seamlessly weaves portraits of the boys with the fluid action of the game itself. Coffey also traces the paths of the players and coaches since their stunning victory, examining how the Olympic events affected their lives.<br />聽<br />Told with warmth and an uncanny eye for detail,聽<i>The Boys of Winter</i>聽is an intimate, perceptive portrayal of one Friday night in Lake Placid and the enduring power of the extraordinary.
Scotty: A Hockey Life Like No Other
by Ken Dryden

Language

English

Pages

391

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /><i><br />A hockey life like no other.</i></b><br /><br /><b><i>A hockey book like no other.</i></b><br /><br />Scotty Bowman is recognized as the best coach in hockey history, and one of the greatest coaches in all of sports. He won more games and more Stanley Cups than anyone else. Remarkably, despite all the changes in hockey, he coached at the very top for more than four decades, his first Cup win and his last an astonishing thirty-nine years apart. Yet perhaps most uniquely, different from anyone else who has ever lived or ever will again, he has experienced the best of hockey continuously since he was fourteen years old. With his precious standing room pass to the Montreal Forum, he saw "Rocket" Richard play at his peak every Saturday night. He saw Gordie Howe as a seventeen-year-old just starting out. He scouted Bobby Orr as a thirteen-year-old in Parry Sound, Ontario. He coached Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux. He coached against Wayne Gretzky. For the past decade, as an advisor for the Chicago Blackhawks, he has watched Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and Connor McDavid. He has seen it all <i>up close</i>.聽<br /><br />Ken Dryden was a Hall-of-Fame goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. His critically acclaimed and bestselling books have shaped the way we read and think about hockey.聽<br /><br />Now the player and coach who won five Stanley Cups together team up once again.<br /><br />In <i>Scotty</i>, Dryden has given his coach a new test: Tell us about all these players and teams you've seen, but imagine yourself as their coach. Tell us about their weaknesses, not just their strengths. Tell us how you would coach them and coach against them. And then choose the top eight teams of all time, match them up against one another in a playoff series, and, separating the near-great from the great, tell us who would win. And why.<br /><br />This book is about a life鈥攁 hockey life, a Canadian life, a life of achievement. It is Scotty Bowman in his natural element, behind the bench one more time.
Building an Uncommon Champion: Help Your Child Redefine Success
by Jennifer Matras

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English

Pages

97

Publication Date

August 03, 2018

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<h2>BUILDING AN UNCOMMON CHAMPION</h2><br /> <br />Do you have a child who loves to play hockey and dreams of being on a college, NHL or Olympic team one day? So many children dream of this success, yet so few reach it. How come? In this book, <i>Building an Uncommon Champion</i>, Jennifer Matras will teach you from years of experience of working with athletes and also training with retired Navy SEALS, who are known as the best of the best, on how to help your child get to the next level along with helping them sustain success for a lifetime. <br /><br />Other books may claim to get others to another level, but they only focus on building speed or strength. Our program gives your child an <i>uncommon</i> advantage with proven techniques to enhance and sustain one鈥檚 abilities in the arena, weight room and classroom along with building world class leadership skills. <br /><br />Through this book your child will gain uncommon results in:<ul><br /><br /><li>Mental toughness</li><br /><li>Focus and discipline</li><br /><li>Communication skills</li><br /><li>Self-confidence</li><br /><li>Healthier relationships</li><br /><li>Over-all performance</li><br /><li>And much more!</li></ul><br /><br />Don鈥檛 miss out on learning how to tap into the God given tools He gives us to be the best we can be. Here鈥檚 to leaving common for someone else!
The Nordic Lightning: An International Legacies Romance
by Camilla Stevens

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English

Pages

392

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b>Hockey is my game.<br />She's my goal. </b><br /><br /><b>ERIK S脴RENSON</b><br />Fast. Hot. Electrifying.<br />With a grin that could melt ice.<br />My life was going just fine here in Brooklyn where I鈥檝e lived all my life.<br />Then, the player they call the Nordic Lightning came skating into it.<br />What I know about hockey I could fit on the tip of my little finger.<br />I know even less about Erik S酶renson.<br />But I鈥檓 a fast learner.<br />Almost as fast as he is in those skates.<br />I鈥檝e learned he鈥檚 a Swedish import鈥r is it Norwegian?<br />I鈥檝e learned he does things on the ice that make my head spin.<br />I鈥檝e learned he鈥檚 the playmaker, the one that helps his teammates score鈥攂oth on and off the ice.<br />Which is why I鈥檓 more shocked than anyone when he鈥檚 the one asking me out鈥n the most public way possible.<br /><br />But our worlds are as different as night and day.<br /><br /><b><i>So what happens when the player who is constantly on the move meets up with the woman who is happily rooted in place?</i></b><br />聽<br />From Brooklyn to Scandinavia, this is another <b>BWWM Stand Alone</b> in the <i>International Legacies Romance</i> series.<br /><b>WARNING:</b> Due to adult content, 18+ Only<br /><br />
Eddie Olczyk: Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life
by , Perry Lefko

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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When Eddie Olczyk looks at his life, he can't believe how many times he's beaten the odds. At age sixteen, he was selected for the 1984 U.S. Olympic hockey team, and four months after the competition ended he was drafted in the first round by his hometown Chicago Blackhawks. He played alongside Mario Lemieux and Mark Messier and saw his name engraved on the Stanley Cup. He's brought hockey into American homes as one of the most recognizable voices of the sport, and he's even become a respected analyst in the world of horse racing, thanks to his talent as a bettor鈥擮lczyk once won more than $500,000 picking the winners of six consecutive races while wagering only $168. But perhaps there is no greater example of Eddie O. beating the odds than in 2018 when he went into remission eight months after being diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. He will readily admit that this was the greatest victory of his life. This memoir is an honest and emotional account of everything Olczyk has experienced: the sacrifices his parents made so he could pursue a career in the NHL, the joy of playing for the Hawks, the mental and physical stress involved in the life of a professional athlete, the incredible moments he's called from the broadcast booth, and the profound lessons learned while battling cancer.
Miracle in Lake Placid: The Greatest Hockey Story Ever Told
by John Gilbert

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English

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Publication Date

November 19, 2019

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<b>A Celebration of America's Greatest Olympic Victory鈥攖he 1980 US</b>鈥?lt;b>USSR Hockey Game!</b><br /><br /> Forty years after the "Miracle on Ice" captivated the world, this book deeply examines the impact that singular event had on the people who played and coached in it聽 and how that game changed the trajectory of American hockey. Seasoned journalist John Gilbert was there every step of the way, and thanks to his detailed recordkeeping, allows readers to reexamine the game against the Soviets, what made it the upset it was, why it still resonates today, and what it did to the lives of the players.聽<br /><br /> From Mike Eruzione to Jim Craig, Mark Johnson, Buzz Schneider, Jack O鈥機allahan, Herb Brooks, and many others, Gilbert covers all the key players and leaders and in doing so offers a deeper understanding of the emotions and the strategy, the hows and whys of the actual game, and the impact that moment had on their lives both in the immediate aftermath and today. Gilbert doesn鈥檛 miss a beat in uncovering some never-before-told angles and helping expose the ripple effect the event helped create 鈥攁nd how the movie <i>Miracle</i> helped reinvigorate the story and inspire a new generation of players and fans.<br /><br /> To explore the lead-up to one of the greatest moments in American sports and the impact on American morale in the aftermath of the Miracle, Gilbert dives deep into the archives. In doing so he offers a look at this moment unlike it鈥檚 ever been done before and helps answer the question as to why it continues to capture our imaginations.
Take Your Eye Off the Puck: How to Watch Hockey By Knowing Where ...
by Greg Wyshynski

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 01, 2015

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<b>A guide for sports fans on how to watch and appreciate the game of hockey</b><br /><br />More and more fans are watching the NHL each week, but many of them don鈥檛 know exactly what they should be watching. How does an offense create shooting lanes for its best sniper? When a center breaks through and splits between two defensemen, which defender is to blame? Why does a goalie look like a Hall of Famer one week and a candidate for the minor leagues the next? This guide for sports fans on how to watch and appreciate the game of hockey takes you inside a coach鈥檚 mind as he builds a roster or constructs a game plan, to the chaos of the goalie鈥檚 crease, and deep into the perpetual chess match between offense and defense. Discussing topics such as what to look for when a team goes on the power play and why playing center might be the most grueling job in sports, <i>Take Your Eye Off the Puck </i>shows fans how to get the most out of watching their favorite sport.
Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshins...
by Thomas Cleary

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English

Pages

130

Publication Date

June 07, 2011

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<b>Learn the ways of the Japanese Bushido Code with this very readable, modern translation of the <i>Bushido Shoshinshu</i>.</b><br /><br /><i>Code of the Samurai</i> is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in <i>Bushido</i>, the Japanese Way of the Warrior. <i>Bushido</i> has played a major role in shaping the behavior of modern Japanese government, corporations, society, and individuals, as well as in shaping modern Japanese martial arts within Japan and internationally. <br /><br />The Japanese original of this book, <i>Bushido Shoshinshu</i>, (<i>Bushido for Beginners</i>), has been one of the primary sources on the tenets of <i>Bushido</i>, a way of thought that remains fascinating and relevant to the modern world, East and West. This handbook, written after five hundred years of military rule in Japan, was composed to provide practical and moral instruction for warriors, correcting wayward tendencies and outlining the personal, social, and professional standards of conduct characteristic of <i>Bushido</i>, the Japanese chivalric tradition.<br /><br />With a clear, conversational narrative by Thomas Cleary, one of the foremost translators of the wisdom of Asia, and powerfully evocative line drawings by master illustrator Oscar Ratti, this book is indispensable to the corporate executive, student of the Asian Culture, martial artist, those interested in Eastern philosophy or military strategy, as well as for those simply interested in Japan and its people.
If These Walls Could Talk: Pittsburgh Penguins: Stories from the ...
by , Josh Yohe

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have become one of the most storied teams in NHL history, with five Stanley Cup championships and stars like Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, and Evgeni聽Malkin who have all left their mark. Phil Bourque, who helped earn two of those Stanley Cup victories, has gotten to witness more than his fair share of that history up close and personal. Through singular anecdotes only Bourque can tell, as well as conversations with current and past players, this book provides fans with a one-of-a-kind, insider's look into the great moments, the lowlights, and everything in between. Penguins 聽fans will not want to miss this.

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