Sunday, February 9, 2014

Five notable books about the Olympics

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on the Olympics:
The Boys of Winter
by Wayne Coffey

The "Miracle on Ice," or the surprise victory of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team against the Soviet Union, has become synonymous with an underdog romanticism and the triumph of Western capitalism over communist ideals. But what of the ramshackle, blue-collar bunch who just wanted to play a good game of hockey? Wayne Coffey delves into the unlikely team’s back-story in The Boys of Winter, sketching intimate portraits of the players, coach Herb Brooks, and even the Russian opponents, paralyzed with disbelief at a match that had appeared a guaranteed win.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue