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World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women's Cross-Country Ski Team by [Peggy Shinn]

World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women's Cross-Country Ski Team Kindle Edition

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PEGGY SHINN is a senior contributor to the U.S. Olympic Committee's website, TeamUSA.org, and a former contributing editor to Ski Racing magazine. She is the author of Deluge: Tropical Storm Irene, Vermont's Flash Floods, and How One Small State Saved Itself. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women's Cross-Country Ski Team. . . is a marvel, and I now have a bunch of new heroes - or, mostly, heroines. . . . [The book] is authoritative, fun, perceptive, well-researched and very well-written - drawing you in by telling stories and painting pictures of people and their times. . . . World Class doesn't simply give you rare insight into how the Team works - it's like being adopted into a particularly close-knit family.-- "SkiTrax.com"

"[An] enthralling account. . . . This is a timely book, not only because the members of US cross country ski women's team have been reaching the podium more regularly in the last few years, but because of the prominence of women's issues and current events in today's world."-- "XC Ski Resorts.com"

"Coaches, competitors, female athletes in general, and parents of competitors will find this a good read as will anyone interested in learning more about what it takes to get to the Olympics, or why colorful socks matter."-- "SnoCountry"

"A comprehensive account of the ski team that serves as a reminder that it's the journey, not the destination, that matters most."-- "Library Journal" --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars First Class Book on a First Class Team
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book for ANY person interested in sports or of sports.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great inside look at the sport of cross-country skiing
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5.0 out of 5 stars great, exciting book. It is extra exciting knowing the results of the last Olympics for
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