(0)
(Log in to vote)
Russian Five : A Story Of Espionage, Defection, Bribery And Courage (2018)
(Book)

Call Number MARKETPLACE/SPORTS


Available
(0 holds on 2 copies)
LocationCall NumberItem Status
MarketplaceMARKETPLACE/SPORTSAvailable (not holdable)
MarketplaceMARKETPLACE/SPORTSAvailable
Published: Ann Arbor, Michigan : Gold Star Publishing, [2018]
Description:  x, 316 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781947165175, 1947165178, 9781947165175, 1947165178 :,
Language:  English


When the Detroit Red Wings were rebooting their franchise after more than two decades of relative futility, they knew the best place to find world-class players who could help turn things around more quickly were conscripted servants behind the Iron Curtain. All they had to do then was make history by drafting them, then figure out how to get them out. That's when the Wings turned to Keith Gave, the newsman whose clandestine mission to Helsinki, Finland, was the first phase of a of a years-long series of secret meetings from posh hotel rooms to remote forests around Europe to orchestrate their unlawful departures from the Soviet Union. One defection created an international incident and made global headlines. Another player faked cancer, thanks to the Wings' extravagant bribes to Russian doctors, including a big American car. Another player who wasn't quite ready to leave yet felt like he was being kidnapped by an unscrupulous agent. Two others were outcast when they stood up publicly against the Soviet regime, winning their freedom to play in the NHL only after years of struggle. They are the Russian Five: Sergei Fedorov, Viacheslav Fetisov, Vladimir Konstantinov, Vyacheslav Kozlov and Igor Larionov. Their individual stories read like pulse-pounding spy novels. The story that unfolded after they were brought together in Detroit by the masterful coach Scotty Bowman is unforgettable. This story includes details never before revealed, and by the man who was there every step of the way--from the day Detroit drafted its first two Soviets in 1989 until they raised the Stanley Cup in 1997, then took it to Moscow for a victory lap around Red Square and the Kremlin. The Russian Five did more to bridge Russian and American relations than decades of diplomacy and détente between the White House and the Kremlin. This is their story



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

Related Searches:
Fetisov, Vi︠a︡cheslav
Detroit Red Wings (Hockey team)
Hockey
Hockey players -- Soviet Union
Hockey teams -- History -- United States
Sports and state -- Soviet Union
Hockey players -- Recruiting
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union
Added--201803 anf

Additional Credits:

Login to write a review of your own.

Login to add this item to your list.

Lists can be used to compile collections of items that you may be interested in checking out at a later date. You may also create public lists and share your favorites with other AHML customers.
No tags, currently.

Login to add tags.

To create a multiple word tag such as Science Fiction, enclose both words in quotes, like: "Science Fiction"

Critic Reviews

 
 
 
If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
 
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
 
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
 
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
 
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
 
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
 
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
 
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
 
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
 
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
 
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
 
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy