Book Review - Cold War
War by Roy MacSkimming
Roy MacSkimming is a gifted Canadian
writer, as proven in the book Cold War. He attempts to re-capture much of the
drama, suspense and symbolism of both the on ice action and off of it.
Of course, it is nearly impossible to truly relive the era, especially to
audiences that never lived through it in the first place. Even it has become
even harder to explain to newer generations as the world in 1972 is as foreign
to them as the Soviet players were to us.. Regardless, MacSkimming comes as
close as anyone has in reliving the series in it's original context as anyone
has in print.
The book definitely serves as a
definitive history of the 1972 Summit Series. Factually the book is very solid.
The author also stretches a bit and attempts to reveal
the impact on the players, on North American hockey and on Canadian culture in
If you are to read only one book on
the 1972 Summit Series, make Roy MacSkimming's Cold War.
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The World Cup of Hockey By The Creators of 1972