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My Sergei A Love Story by  Edward McKelvy  Ekaterina with Swift - First Edition 5th Printing - from Fully Booked (SKU: 003531)

My Sergei A Love Story

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My Sergei A Love Story

by Gordeeva, Ekaterina with Swift, Edward McKelvy

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ISBN 10
044652087X
ISBN 13
9780446520874
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New York: Warner Books, Inc. A Time Warner Company BOOK: Spine, Boards Bumped; Light Shelf Rub to Boards; Edges Lightly Soiled. DUST JACKET: Lightly Creased; In Archival Quality Jacket Cover. BOOK NUMBER: 1196. JACKET PHOTOS BY: Heinz Kluetmeier. JACKET PHOTO COLORIZATION BY: Alexa Garbarino. BOOK DESIGN BY: Beverley Vawter Gallegos. JACKET DESIGN BY: Diane Luger. TITLE PAGE PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Heinz Kluetmeier. PROLOGUE PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Little. CONTENTS: Prologue; Childhood; School Years; Sergei; The Miserable, Pitiless Zhuk; Little Attentions; A Holiday Wish; Calgary; A Time of Change; In Love; Paris; Romeo, Juliet, and a Froggy Village; Some Proposals; The Wedding; Newlyweds; A Gift; Daria; Leaving; Moonlight Sonata; Training in the New Russia; Lillehammer; Simsbury and a New Home; The Last Summer; Goodbye; Losing Myself; The Tribute; Epilogue. SYNOPSIS: Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov were the most celebrated pairs skaters of all time. Partners in life as well as on the ice, they were rarely apart. Then, tragically, Sergei died at the age of twenty-eight. Now in her own words, his wife, Katia, tells their remarkable story, in this loving tribute to the exceptional man she idolized, whom she called...My Sergei. They were two mismatched kids teamed by the Soviet regime to perform for the good of the state. She was a tiny, serios girl of eleven; he was a fun-loving boy of fifteen. But they were talented and dedicated, and together they won four World Championships, two Olympic gold medals--and the hearts of millions of fans. Somewhere along the way, between training and competing, the couple fell madly in love, discovering the kind of profound relationship few ever find. Gordeeva and Grinkov (G & G as they were affectionately known) managed to parlay their intense emotions for each other into an exquisite, passionate skating style--one that became even more luminous after the birth of their daughter. Then, without warning, on November 20, 1995, Sergei suffered a fatal heart attack during a routine training session. Katia's dreams lay shattered. They had skated together for fourteen years and Sergei had been her protector. Kata, innocent in the ways of the world, was left to fend for herself and three-year-old Daria. In My Sergei, Kata recalls her story-book romance with Sergei: from first kiss in Russia to young love in Paris...from solemn marriage vows in Moscow to joyous parenthood in America. She tells of Sergei's ideals and aspirations. She shares their experiences as skaters, offering a candid look at the demanding world of the ice arena and its thrilling stars. And she speaks eloquently of Sergei's death and her battle to overcome grief, build a new life for herself and Daria, and summon the courage to skate again...alone. My Sergei is a touching memoir of happiness remembered, great love lost, and insight gained. Over seventy-five vivid color and black-and-white photographs, many from Katia's private collection, enhance this love letter--a book to be cherished by anyone who savors a dramatic romance and everyone whose heart skips a beat when an Olympic skater leaps above the ice for a chance at glory. E. M. Swift is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, where he has worked for the past eighteen years.. First Edition 5th Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Bookseller Inventory #
003531
Title
My Sergei A Love Story
Author
Gordeeva, Ekaterina with Swift, Edward McKelvy
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition 5th Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
044652087X
ISBN 13
9780446520874
Publisher
Warner Books, Inc. A Time Warner Company
Place of Publication
New York
This edition first published
1996
Keywords
Biography,Sports Figures
Bookseller catalogs
Biography - Sports Figures;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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