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Crazy Canucks

The Uphill Battle of Canada's Downhill Ski Team

By Eric Zweig

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Series: Lorimer Recordbooks

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Crazy Canucks recounts the trials and triumphs off the Canadian men's alpine ski team of the 1970s and early 1980s. Eric Zweig offers a behind-the-scenes look at this innovative team that dared to take risks other skiers were too afraid of. The team rose from obscurity to prominence on the European and North American ski circuits with Olympic medal and World Cup wins.

[Fry Reading Level - 4.9

"Crazy Canucks is a useful book, one which provides facts and information about this great generation of Canadian male skiers while the glossary at the back will be useful for non-skiers."

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- Wendy Williams CM - Volume XV - Number 12

ERIC ZWEIG has written about sports and sports history for many major publications, including the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail. He has also been a writer/producer with CBC Radio Sports and TSN SportsRadio, and written several popular books about hockey for both adults and children. He lives in Owen Sound, Ontario, with his family.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 144 pages
Publication Date: 14th November 2008
ISBN: 9781552770191
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Hardback, 144 pages
Publication Date: 15th October 2008
ISBN: 9781552770207
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 14th December 2011
ISBN: 9781552779132
Format: EPUB

BIC Code: YNW
BISAC Code:  JNF054000, JNF054160
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 12 To 18
Lexile Reading Level: 760L
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 4.9

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