The Boys of Winter

The Boys of Winter

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qAn immensely valuable and substantial addition to 10th Mountain literature and to the history of skiing in the United States.q - International Ski History Association The Boys of Winter tells the true story of three young American ski champions and their brutal, heroic, and fateful transformation from athletes to infantrymen with the 10th Mountain Division. Charles J. Sanders's fast-paced narrative draws on dozens of interviews and extensive research to trace these boys' lives from childhood to championships and from training at Mount Rainier and in the Colorado Rockies to battles against the Nazis.... quiet footnote in the divisiona#39;s history were it not for his extraordinary contribution to the development of mountain training in the U.S. Army. ... however, the youngster quickly developed into an exceptional mountaineer.15 Within two years, he had pioneered a new climbing ... later tapped Brower to write a new mountain training manual for the division, Brower immediately drafted Argiewicz to assist him.

Title:The Boys of Winter
Author: Charles J. Sanders
Publisher:University Press of Colorado - 2005-07-08

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