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Figure Skating's Greatest Starsby Steve Milton
Synopses & Reviews
A beautifully illustrated celebration of the best athletes from this wildly popular sport.
Figure Skating's Greatest Stars profiles 60 great skaters, including champions in men's, women's, pairs and ice dancing. Informative essays describe their careers and championship moments, as well as the definitive events that have made figure skating one of the leading spectator sports in North America.
Fans of all ages will delight in reading the stories of these stars who have jumped higher, spun tighter and skated more gracefully as they pushed skating's artistic and technical boundaries.
Some of the 60 athletes featured are:
Dick Button (late 1940s and early 1950s), United StatesLiudmila and Oleg Protopopov (1960s), Soviet UnionBrian Boitano (1980s), United StatesElvis Stojko (1990s), CanadaOksana Grishuk and Evgeny Platov (1990s), RussiaJamie Sale and David Pelletier (late 1990s and 2000s), CanadaBrian Joubert (2000s), FranceQing Pang and Jian Tong (2000s), ChinaTanith Belbin and Ben Agosto (2000s), United StatesMichelle Kwan (2000s), United States.
Figure Skating's Greatest Stars is the perfect fanbook for the millions who love this sport.
Book News Annotation:
Milton, a sports journalist who has covered figure skating for three decades, profiles 63 figure skaters in men's and women's singles, pairs, and ice dancing, including pioneers, legends, influential skaters, technical innovators, and current stars. Accompanied by color photos, the profiles give information on skaters like Dick Button, Brian Boitano, Sonja Henie, Michelle Kwan, Katarina Witt, Gordeeva and Grinkov, Shen and Zhao, Torvill and Dean, Brian Joubert, Miki Ando, Yu-Na Kim, Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Robin Cousins, Toller Cranston, Carol Heiss, and Kristi Yamaguchi. Sidebars discuss important themes and moments in skating's history, like the judging system, nationalism, and the Nancy Kerrigan incident. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A beautifully illustrated celebration of the best athletes from this widly popular sport.
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