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The Straight Course: Speed Skiing in the Sixties Paperback – November 24, 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: Western Eye Press (November 24, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0941283313
  • ISBN-13: 978-0941283311
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,445,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Passionate about mountains, skiing and the written word, Dick Dorworth has lived, worked, skied and climbed in Europe, Asia, Alaska and South America. Dorworth's writing has appeared in many publications. He has published three books, "Night Driving," "The Perfect Turn" and "The Straight Course."
At various times Dorworth has also been the men's coach for the U.S. Ski Team and Director of the Aspen Mountain Ski School, as well as a climbing guide for the Yosemite Mountaineering School, Shasta Mountain Guides and Exum Mountain Guides. A registered Democrat Dorworth thinks his party needs more calcium in its diet. He is also a member of the Sierra Club, but thinks Deep Ecology is closer to the mark.
Dorworth lives in Ketchum, Idaho, in winter and Bozeman, Montana is summer.

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Content is exceptional and Dorworth is a very good story teller. He has insight and experience in the outdoor adventure arena and writes in a very readable fashion. I have every book he has published. In fact, I have a copy of his original manuscript of this title. It changed a bit from when I got it in the late 70's early 80's to now. He revisited a few of the passages and it was interesting to see the subtle changes.
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For those of us who either raced or who have an interest in ski racing, especially speed skiing, this is a must read! It took me back in time and I once again felt the rush, the joy, frustrations and politics of the sport. More than just about skiing, it is a journey of one man's life. Thanks, Dick - hope to see you on the slopes!
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By F. Petronio on September 24, 2014
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I loved some of his old Mountain Gazette short stories but thirty years later he comes off as kind of a pompous old hippie with a lot of strutting and political posturing. I imagine he thinks pretty highly of his high self.
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