Год издания: 2008
Издатель: Voyageur Press
Количество страниц: 320
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Herb Brooks, the legendary coach who forged the invincible 1980 "Miracle on Ice" team, was famously antagonistic toward the press. Nonetheless, he turned time and time again to sportswriter John Gilbert, giving his friend and confidant what became the most comprehensive coverage of the '80 team. This book is Gilbert's memoir of Brooks' entire coaching career - the story of an extraordinary man seen through the lens of a remarkable friendship. Gilbert became a friend of Brooks' - and, at times, his most astute critic - while covering the coach's 1970s University of Minnesota teams. Now, for the first time, Gilbert relates rollicking anecdotes and memories from former players, illuminating Brooks' hard-nosed coaching methods and his incomparable character. Beginning with Brooks' youth hockey days in East St. Paul and his ill-fated stint with the 1960 gold medal-winning Olympic team, Gilbert goes on to dissect the coach's tenure with the Gophers and the Lake Placid story, from the...