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

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

Label
The Russian five : a story of espionage, defection, bribery and courage
Title
The Russian five
Title remainder
a story of espionage, defection, bribery and courage
Statement of responsibility
Keith Gave
Title variation
Russian 5
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
CNEDM
Dewey number
796.9620922
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV846.5
LC item number
.G38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Russian five : a story of espionage, defection, bribery and courage, Keith Gave
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
6100159
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 316 pages
Isbn
9781947165175
Lccn
2017960389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035643452
Label
The Russian five : a story of espionage, defection, bribery and courage, Keith Gave
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
6100159
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 316 pages
Isbn
9781947165175
Lccn
2017960389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035643452

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