A Miracle of Their Own: A Team, A Stunning Gold Medal and Newfound Dreams for American Girls (Hardcover)

A Miracle of Their Own: A Team, A Stunning Gold Medal and Newfound Dreams for American Girls By Keith Gave, Tim Rappleye Cover Image

A Miracle of Their Own: A Team, A Stunning Gold Medal and Newfound Dreams for American Girls (Hardcover)

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A Miracle of Their Own documents the birth of the greatest rivalry in sports: Canada vs. the United States in women’s ice hockey. Canada had claimed gold in every world championship prior to the first Olympic hockey tournament in Nagano, 1998. How the Americans flipped the script, claiming that inaugural gold medal, became the Miracle on Ice for U.S. women. Team Canada would not go without a fight, culminating in two brutal games with the Americans under the spotlight of Mount Olympus. How Team USA transformed its culture from tearful runners up to joyous gold medalists is detailed in every page of this historic tale. Learn how superstar Cammi Granato grew up playing full-contact hockey with boys, making countless sacrifices to reach her golden dream. Capturing gold created a generation of new role models for American girls who could finally dream about skating in the Olympics – with a stick in their hands. Men’s hockey will always have its Miracle on Ice from Lake Placid, but U.S. women had their own golden moment in Nagano, 1998: A Miracle of Their Own. ,
Keith Gave is the author of the best-selling book The Russian Five (2018 Gold Star Publishing), and writer/producer of the award-winning documentary of the same name. He has covered hockey for more than 40 years, including as the NHL beat writer for the Detroit Free Press and Dallas Morning News. Tim Rappleye's other books include Jack Parker’s Wiseguys (2017 University Press of New England) and Hobey Baker, Upon Further Review (2018 Mission Point Press). He currently writes columns on college hockey for FloHockey.TV. Tim played NCAA hockey at Lake Forest College, and now officiates youth hockey in Northern Michigan. He resides in Traverse City with his wife Amy and their two dogs.
Product Details ISBN: 9781952421266
ISBN-10: 1952421268
Publisher: Printopya
Publication Date: October 27th, 2022
Pages: 300
Language: English
Author Mitch Albom on The Russian Five: "Keith Gave, always a terrific reporter, had a front-row seat to the most fascinating and colorful chapter of Red Wings history -- the Russian Five. At times, he was smack in the middle of it, as an envoy, Russian speaker and secret-keeper. No one could write this story with the detail, depth and understanding that Gave delivers. The result is a whirlwind story that is at times fantastical, gripping, emotional and even humorous. This book was a long time in the making, but well worth the wait."

 

Hall of Fame hockey player Bobby Orr, on Jack Parker's Wiseguys: "The city of Boston in the 1970s was the hub of the hockey world. The Bruins were hot and so was the college game throughout New England. Jack Parker's Wiseguys tells the story of some of the best college players of that era as well as that of their legendary coach. A terrific read for fans and players familiar with that rough-and-tumble hockey vintage."

 

'Miracle on Ice' team member Jack O'Callahan, on Hobey Baker, Upon Further Review: "Tim Rappleye delivers a deep and thoughtful look into the life and times of one of America's greatest sportsmen who happened to also be one of the greatest of all American hockey players. I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in the 'way too short' life of the amazing Hobey Baker."