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Indelible Images - An Illustrated History of the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team

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Indelible Images -  An Illustrated History of the 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team

Indelible Images - An Illustrated History of the 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team

Photo Courtesy Patty Shelley Bushman

The Bottom Line

INDELIBLE IMAGES is a beautiful "coffee table type book." It is an illustrated collection of the biographies of all the athletes, coaches, officials, and family members of the 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating team. It is a companion book to INDELIBLE TRACINGS which tells the complete story.

INDELIBLE IMAGES should be looked at after reading INDELIBLE TRACINGS. By looking inside, the reader will forget the tragedy of the plane crash and just enjoy some happy memories and photos. This book deserves a "better than 5 star" rating. It is truly a treasure!

Pros

  • INDELIBLE IMAGES takes the reader into the lives of each person who died in the plane crash.
  • The book shows the love the people who died had for figure skating.
  • The photographs in the book are wonderful.

Cons

  • None

Description

  • Hardcover
  • The book's author is Patty Shelley Bushman.
  • Published by Stewart & Gray in 2011
  • Rare photographs that have not been seen before are included in the book.
  • Brief biographies of all the people who died in the crash are included.
  • Many, many beautifully reproduced photos are in the book.
  • The competition and test records of every skater on the plane is included along with biographical information.
  • 168 pages

Guide Review - Indelible Images - An Illustrated History of the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team

On February 15, 1961, a plane crash killed all the members of the U.S. Figure Skating Team. Also, friends, family, judges, officials, and coaches were killed. The skaters were traveling to the World Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Patty Shelley Bushman has put together a book, INDELIBLE IMAGES, which includes photographs of the members of the 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team. It is a companion book to her book, INDEBLIBLE TRACINGS, which tells detailed stories of the skaters who died.

The people who knew the figure skaters who died have criticized the 2011 movie RISE because not all the people who died were mentioned in the movie. INDELIBLE IMAGES fills in all the gaps and pieces that may be missing in that movie. No one is left out.

In addition to plentiful photos and biographies, the competition and test records of every skater on the plane are included in the book.

It seems like the people who died come back to life through INDELIBLE IMAGES. It is a "must have" and "must read" for anyone interested in ice skating history.

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