Just in time for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, Word After Word Books hosts an illustrated presentation of the 1960 Olympics by local author David Antonucci. In 1960 the eyes of the world focused on Squaw Valley and the Lake Tahoe region as the Winter Olympics were held here. Athletes from a world locked in the Cold War came to compete and share the spirit of the Olympic movement. Mr. Antonucci’s presentation is based upon his award-winning book Snowball’s Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games and covers the events leading up to Squaw Valley hosting the VIII Olympic Winter Games, the role that Walt Disney played in the pageantry of the opening and closing ceremonies, the first “Miracle on Ice” hockey gold medal match, and much more. Mr. Antonucci’s presentation will be held at Word After Word Bookshop, 10118 Donner Pass Road, Truckee on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, starting at 6 PM. Light snacks and beverages will be served. The event is FREE.
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