The Roaring Game: A Sweeping Saga of Curling

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In what sport can a player be deaf, blind, or semi-mobile? That's right, it's curling. Played on carefully prepared ice and involving sliding heavy, polished granite stones toward a target, curling has captivated audiences from its beginnings in medieval Scotland. This engaging book traces the sport's history and its enduring appeal, the highlights and lowlights, the superstars and eccentrics. Author Doug Clark covers every inch of curling, from Olympic near-scandals and lampooning by late-night talk hosts to tragedies like the death of nine players in the Windsor tornado.

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DOUG CLARK is an award-winning investigative journalist with thirty years' experience. His five books include Dark Paths, Cold Trails: How a Mountie Led the Quest to Link Serial Killers to Their Victims, shortlisted in 2003 for an Arthur Ellis non-fiction award; and Unkindest Cut:The Torso Murder of Selina Shen. He lives in North Gower, Ontario.

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The Roaring Game is an appealing social history of curling that explains why "the roaring game" has become a roaring success both here in Canada and around the world. Curling thrives as the only sport where men and women can compete equally in the same forum and by the same rules, where rank amateurs can play competitively against the sportís elites, where anyone from nine to ninety can get involved. Curling blends sport, tradition, lifestyle, health, and camaraderie around the single most important rule of the game, marked by the three Cs: Curling Cheats Confess. In that regard, curling isn't just a way of life — it's a pretty good foundation for living life.

Touching on the history, highlights, humour, and even horrors of curling, Doug Clark focuses on the Canadian innovations that helped popularize the sport worldwide and hoist it onto the silver screen and Olympic gold.

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