Roaring Game: The Sweeping Saga of Curling

Roaring Game: The Sweeping Saga of Curling

by Doug Clark
     
 

Harking back to Scotland in the 16th century, curling is an increasingly popular game in which two teams of four players slide stones over a stretch of ice toward a target circle. As Open Ice explains, the sport's attraction is that anyone can play it, whether young, old, average Joe, or superstar athlete. This lively book explores the genesis and growth of

Overview

Harking back to Scotland in the 16th century, curling is an increasingly popular game in which two teams of four players slide stones over a stretch of ice toward a target circle. As Open Ice explains, the sport's attraction is that anyone can play it, whether young, old, average Joe, or superstar athlete. This lively book explores the genesis and growth of curling from humble origins in stream-beds centuries ago to its present status as an Olympic sport and cult favorite. In surveying curling's wide history, author Doug Clark includes a fascinating range of the many and often unusual places — such as James Bond and Beatles movies — it appears. Clark takes readers behind the scenes at the Olympics, explores the giddy highs and tragic lows of momentous moments in curling history, and introduces an unforgettable array of eccentric curlers, including "The King of Swing,” noted for his dancing prowess and "swing” ice that makes rocks curl wildly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552639443
Publisher:
Key Porter Books
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Doug Clark is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in publications such as the Globe and Mail, Saturday Night, Maclean's, and the Toronto Star. He is the author of Unkindest Cut:The Torso Murder of Selina Shen, Billion $$$ High, Heart to Heart, and Dark Paths, Cold Trails, which was short-listed for the Arthur Ellis Award for best non-fiction. Clark lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

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