A story of risk, adventure, and daring as four American bobsledders race for the gold in the most dangerous competition in Olympic history.
In the 1930s, as the world hurtled toward war, speed was all the rage. Bobsledding, the fastest and most thrilling way to travel on land, had become a sensation. Exotic, exciting, and brutally dangerous, it was the must-see event of the 1932 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, the first Winter Games on American soil. Bobsledding required exceptional skill and extraordinary courage--qualities the American team had in abundance.
About the Author
Andy Bull is a senior sportswriter for The Guardian. In the decade he has been working there, he has covered more than fifty different sports and has received multiple nominations and commendations at both the British Press Awards and the Sports Journalism Awards. Speed Kings is his first book. From the Hardcover edition.