Thursday, February 20, 2014
Freeze Frame: A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics by Sue Macy and Peggy Fleming
Freeze Frame is a fantastic journey through the history of the Winter Olympics. And, it could not be a more appropriate time to read a book about the Winter Olympics. Published by National Geographic, this was a fascinating read. Having been a fan of the Olympic games most of my life, this book brought back some great memories as well as sad ones. For instance, before my time, I had not known that the entire United States skating team was killed in a plane crash in 1961 prior to the 1962 Winter Olympics. It was a devastating blow to figure skating in the United States. Then in more recent times, there was the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan fiasco. Some more happier memories were Eric Heiden's win of five gold medals in 1980 and Dan Jansen winning in 1994. This book contains history of all Winter Olympic games from the first one in 1924 in Chamonix, France to the last one in Vancouver, Canada. National Geographic and the author did a wonderful job on this book!!