FOR ALL THE TIMES when you can’t remember who won the 1980 olympic bronze medal in ice dance or any other interesting detail, a new resource has come onto the market.
James R. Hines’ “Historical Dictionary of Figure Skating” provides the most thoroughly researched chronology of the sport to date. This is not a book that is meant to be read cover-to-cover, although the nerd in me could probably spend a rainy day doing just that.
The textbook-like volume comes with a textbook-like price tag, but will no doubt be an essential investment for journalists, editors and researchers.
Friendly tip: at 400 pages, this is not a book that is easy to cart around, so if you want to own a copy consider purchasing an electronic edition. It is available for Kindle, Nook and Kobo.
Originally published in October 2011