The Roaring Game: A Sweeping Saga of Curling

The Roaring Game: A Sweeping Saga of Curling

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by Doug Clark
     
 

In what sport can a player be deaf, blind, or semi-mobile? That's right, it's curling. Played on carefully prepared ice and involving sliding heavy, polished granite stones toward a target, curling has captivated audiences from its beginnings in medieval Scotland. This engaging book traces the sport's history and its enduring appeal, the highlights and lowlights,

Overview

In what sport can a player be deaf, blind, or semi-mobile? That's right, it's curling. Played on carefully prepared ice and involving sliding heavy, polished granite stones toward a target, curling has captivated audiences from its beginnings in medieval Scotland. This engaging book traces the sport's history and its enduring appeal, the highlights and lowlights, the superstars and eccentrics. Author Doug Clark covers every inch of curling, from Olympic near-scandals and lampooning by late-night talk hosts to tragedies like the death of nine players in the Windsor tornado.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554701186
Publisher:
Key Porter Books
Publication date:
12/23/2008
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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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