2010 Winter Olympic Book Reviews – Idea #8

February 8, 2010

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Getting excitied about the Winter Olympics?  We love to curl up on the couch with a stack of books together.

Try heading over to your local library or Amazon and pick up some good books on the subject.

Here are a few top picks:

The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team – $10.04

This is a book about the 1980 U.S. Hockey team and their incredible story.  A bunch of unknown college kids taking on the great Russian team in a time when American spirits were pretty low.  They pulled off an amazing victory with the famous quote by Al Michaels who cried, “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” as the Americans won. 

The Winter Olympics: An Insider’s Guide to the Legends, Lore and Events of the Games Vancouver Edition – $12.89

This is a fun guide specific to the Winter Olympics, written by Ron Judd, a popular columnist at The Seattle Times.  The book has profiles of the individual sports along with the history, athletes, how each sport is played and judged.

Freeze Frame: A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics – $12.89

Like pictures?  This history of the Winter Olympics takes you through how it all began, the different sports, and highlights of all the games – all in beautiful pictures.

Check out this Winter Olympic Sport Series with books highlighting individual sports, thier histories, greatest moments, famous athletes, and more.  (P.S.  These are part of Amazon’s 4-for-3 promotion, so you get one free if you buy 3)

Do you have a favorite Olympic book or story?  Please share!

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3 Comments so far

  1. docmisty March 9, 2010 1:05 pm

    I know, Dave. Isn’t it an amazing story?

  2. Home School Dad March 8, 2010 11:57 pm

    The Boys of Winter is a fantastic book. I have done an entire series of blog posts about lessons I’ve learned from that book.

  3. Meaghan February 16, 2010 8:59 pm

    Great post! What a wonderful way to encourage reading in your children!


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