Fri Feb 9, 2018 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Tim Rappleye Book Talk
Sponsored by: The Yale Bookstore
Author Tim Rappleye visits the Yale Bookstore to talk about his new book, Jack Parker’s Wiseguys: The National Champion BU Terriers, the Blizzard of ’78, and the Miracle on Ice.
Jack Parker’s Wiseguys is the story of a high-flying, headline-dominating, national championship squad led by three future stars of the “Miracle on Ice,” the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that beat the heavily favored Soviet Union. Now retired, Parker is a thoughtful statesman for the sport, a revered figure who held the longest tenure of any coach in Boston sports history. But during the 1977–78 season, he was just five years into his reign—and only a decade or so older than his players. Fiery, mercurial, as tough as any of his tough guys, Parker and his team were to face the pressure-cooker expectations of four previous also-ran seasons, further heightened by barroom brawls, off-the-ice shenanigans, and the citywide shutdown caused by the biggest blizzard to ever hit the Northeast.
The Yale Bookstore will validate 1 hour of FREE parking in the Broadway Lot with the purchase of a book.
- Admission: Free
- The Yale Bookstore
- 77 Broadway
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