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The Making of a Miracle
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The Making of a Miracle

Mike Eruzione Neal Boudette

Published by Harper | Language - English | Binding - Hard Bound

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About the Book: The Making of a Miracle

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—and legendary taskmaster—Herb 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.—the youngest team in the competition —were facing off against the four-time defending gold medalist Russians. But the Americans irrepressible optimism, skill, and fearless attitude helped them outplay the seasoned Soviet team and deliver their iconic win. 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. Eruzione has lived a hockey life full of unexpected twists and surprising turns. Al Michaels famous call in 1980 —"do you believe in miracles? YES!"—could have been about Mike himself. Filled with vivid portraits—from his hard-working, irrepressible father to the irascible Herb Brooks to the Russian hall of famers Tretiak, Kharlamov, Makarov, and Fetisov—this 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.

About the Author: Mike Eruzione, Neal Boudette

Mike Eruzione was the captain of the 1980 gold medalist U.S. mens hockey team and played for the Toledo Goaldiggers in the International Hockey League. He was one of five players not drafted to the NHL after the Olympics. He has been a television commentator, a motivational speaker, and a hockey coach. He is now the director of special outreach at his alma mater, Boston University. He lives in Winthrop, Massachusetts.

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Book: The Making of a Miracle
Author: , ,
ISBN-13: 9780062960955
Product Code 9780062960955
Binding: Hard Bound
Publishing Date: 2020-01-28
Publisher: Harper
Number of Pages: 288
Language: English

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