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The Russian five : a story of espionage, defection, bribery and courage

Author: Keith Gave
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan : Gold Star Publishing, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shares the story of the Russian Five, five players from behind the Iron Curtain that were drafted by the Detroit Red Wings, and how they permanently changed hockey history and American and Russian relations.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Named Person: Sergei Fedorov; Vi︠a︡cheslav Fetisov; Vladimir Konstantinov; Vyacheslav Kozlov; Igorʹ Larionov; Sergei Fedorov; Vi︠a︡cheslav Fetisov; Igorʹ Larionov
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Gave
ISBN: 9781947165175 1947165178
OCLC Number: 1102625352
Description: 316 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: That night in Helsinki --
A special assignment --
Made in Detroit --
Putting some 'red' in Red Wings --
Sergei Fedorov: 'Get me out of here' --
Vladimir Konstantinov: surviving 'terminal cancer' --
Vyacheslav Kozlov: new life in Detroit --
Lost in translation --
The man with the diamond knuckles --
Kicking down the curtain --
Viacheslav Fetisov, 'a king of man' --
Igor Larionov: a tale of two anthems --
Game changers: on and off the ice --
Unexpected turbulence --
Sweet revenge --
To the summit --
Paying it forward --
The irony of fate --
A cup of history --
Sixteen for sixteen --
Twelve giant steps for Hockeytown --
When loyalty matters --
Smashing myths, bridging cultures.
Responsibility: Keith Gave.

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Shares the story of the Russian Five, five players from behind the Iron Curtain that were drafted by the Detroit Red Wings, and how they permanently changed hockey history and American and Russian relations.

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