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Author Bull, Andy (Sportswriter).

Title Speed kings : the 1932 Winter Olympics and the fastest men in the world / Andy Bull.

Publication Info. New York : AVERY, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    796.952 BUL    Available
Description xiii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-279) and index.
Summary Traces the efforts of four American athletes from disparate backgrounds to win the gold medal for bobsledding during the 1932 Olympics, profiling how the American public, deep in the grip of the Great Depression, rallied around their achievements. --Publisher's description.
Contents The kid -- A new sport -- The playboy -- A call for volunteers -- The musician? -- The race -- A man with a mission -- The boxer -- The new US team -- The Suicide Club -- The final -- The next big thing -- The war begins -- The last flight of Billy Fiske -- Epilogue.
Subject Bobsledding -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Olympic Winter Games (3rd : 1932 : Lake Placid, N.Y.).
Bobsledders -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9781592409099

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