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The Fall Line How American Ski Racers Conquered A Sport On The Edge

Author : Nathaniel Vinton
ISBN : 9780393244786
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“Great sports writing. . . . [Vinton] is taking us inside a world few ever visit.”—James Hill, Washington Post Harnessing nature’s most powerful forces, elite downhillers descend icy, rugged slopes at speeds cresting 90 miles per hour. For decades, American skiers struggled to match their European counterparts, and until this century the US Ski Team could not claim a lasting foothold on the roof of the Alps, where the sport’s legends are born. Then came a fledgling class of American racers that disrupted the Alpine racing world order. Led by Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety, this band of iconoclasts made a place for their country on some of the world’s most prestigious race courses. Even as new technology amplified the sport’s inherent danger, the US Ski Team learned how to win, and they changed downhill racing forever. The Fall Line is the story of how it all came together, a deeply reported reconstruction of ski racing’s most dramatic season. Drawing on more than a decade of research and candid interviews with some of the sport’s most elusive figures, award-winning journalist Nathaniel Vinton reveals the untold story of how skiers like Vonn and Miller, and their peers and rivals, fought for supremacy at the Olympic Winter Games. Here is an authoritative portrait of a group of men and women taking mortal risks in a bid for sporting glory. A white-knuckled tour through skiing’s deep traditions and least-accessible locales, The Fall Line opens up the sexy, high-stakes world of downhill skiing—its career-ending crashes, million-dollar sponsorship deals, international intrigue, and showdowns with nature itself. With views from the starting gate, the finish line, and treacherous turns in between, The Fall Line delivers the adrenaline of one of the world’s most beautiful and perilous sports alongside a panoramic view of skiing’s past, present, and future.

Ultimate Skiing

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Tracking The Wild Coomba

Author : Robert Cocuzzo
ISBN : 1680510444
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Arguably the greatest extreme skier to ever live, Doug Coombs pioneered hundreds of first descents down the biggest, steepest, most dangerous mountains in the world--from the Grand Teton "Otter Body" in Jackson Hole, to Mount Vinson, the highest point in Antarctica, to far-flung drops such as Wyatt Peak in Kyrgyzstan. He graced magazine covers, wowed moviegoers, became the face of top ski companies, and ascended as the king of big mountain extreme skiing. His place at the top was confirmed in 1991 when he won the very first World Extreme Ski Competition in Valdez, Alaska. Now, his story is told for the first time in Robert Cocuzzo's Tracking the Wild Coomba.

Freedom Found

Author : Regent's Professor of Political Science Warren Miller, PH.
ISBN : 0963614460
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The autobiography of Warren Miller, beginning with his dysfunctional, Depression-era childhood in Hollywood and chronicling his 55-years as a ski and action sports filmmaker.

Standard Poor S Register Of Corporations Directors And Executives

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ISBN : UOM:39015021462208
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This principal source for company identification is indexed by Standard Industrial Classification Code, geographical location, and by executive and directors' names.

Encyclopedia Britannica

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Ski Area Management

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924059740039
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