Overview:The Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge - Harnessing nature's most powerful forces, elite downhillers descend icy, rugged slopes at speeds cresting 90 miles per hour. For decades, American skiers struggled to match their European counterparts, and until this century the US Ski Team could not claim a lasting foothold on the roof of the Alps, where the sport's legends are born. Then came a fledgling class of American racers that disrupted the Alpine racing world order. Led by Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety, this band of iconoclasts made a place for their country on some of the world's most prestigious race courses. Even as new technology amplified the sport's inherent danger, the US Ski Team learned how to win, and they changed downhill racing forever. The Fall Line is the story of how it all came together, a deeply reported reconstruction of ski racing's most dramatic season. Drawing on more than a decade of research and candid interviews with some of the sport's most elusive figures, award-winning journalist Nathaniel Vinton reveals the untold story of how skiers like Vonn and Miller, and their peers and rivals, fought for supremacy at the Olympic Winter Games. Here is an authoritative portrait of a group of men and women taking mortal risks in a bid for sporting glory. A white-knuckled tour through skiing's deep traditions and least-accessible locales, The Fall Line opens up the sexy, high-stakes world of downhill skiing-its career-ending crashes, million-dollar sponsorship deals, international intrigue, and showdowns with nature itself. With views from the starting gate, the finish line, and treacherous turns in between, The Fall Line delivers the adrenaline of one of the world's most beautiful and perilous sports alongside a panoramic view of skiing's past, present, and future.
This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603725640-9780393244779. It was written by the following authors: Nathaniel Vinton. Book The Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge, which can be read online, published by the company: WW Norton & Co. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books. The book was published on 2015-03-17 00:00:00. It has 384 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 600 g. File for download The Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge has PDF format and is called the-fall-line-how-american-ski-racers-conquered-a-sport-on-the-edge.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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