Going for the Gold
Three decades later, the "Miracle on Ice" still captures imaginations around the world and causes American hearts to swell with pride. This is the thrilling true story of how a ragtag team of collegiate and amateur athletes united in the shadow of the Cold War to defeat the seemingly invincible Soviet ice hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics. Author Tim Wendel draws upon his close ties with the team to offer moving stories of their boyhoods and post-Olympic careers, showcasing perseverance and triumph against all odds.
Going for the Gold: The Thrilling True Story
Three decades later, the "Miracle on Ice" still captures imaginations around the world and causes American hearts to swell with pride. This is the thrilling true story of how a ragtag team of collegiate and amateur athletes united in the shadow of the Cold War to defeat the seemingly invincible Soviet ice hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics.
A Journey of Faith and Perseverance
Author Tim Wendel, a lifelong hockey fan, began following the US team a year before their Olympic triumph. He joined their road trips, reported on their games for a variety of publications, and eventually came to know not only every member of the team but also their friends, families, and former coaches.
Wendel draws upon these close ties to offer moving stories of the players' boyhoods in Minnesota, North Dakota, and the Boston area, as well as updates on their post-Olympic careers. It is a tale of faith, perseverance, and triumph in the face of overwhelming odds that will captivate readers from all walks of life, even those with no interest in sports or hockey.
Voted the Greatest Sports Moment of the 20th Century
The team's amazing victory was voted by Sports Illustrated as the greatest sports moment of the 20th century, solidifying its status as a legendary event. This historic achievement not only shocked the world but also inspired two movies, further immortalizing the players and their remarkable journey.
An Audiobook for All
This audiobook, written by Tim Wendel and published by Dover, brings this incredible story to life in a way that will engage and enthrall listeners. With Tim Wendel's vivid storytelling and firsthand knowledge of the team, listeners will feel like they are right there with the players, experiencing their struggles, triumphs, and the magic of the "Miracle on Ice".
So, whether you are a die-hard hockey fan or simply a fan of inspirational stories, this audiobook is a must-listen. It is a testament to the power of teamwork, determination, and the indomitable human spirit.
©2010 Tim Wendel (P)2019 Tim Wendel
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