Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Snowball's Chance: The St... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Customer satisfaction is our top priority. 100% money back guarantee.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Snowball's Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley & Lake Tahoe Paperback – March 28, 2012

4.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$15.99
$11.42 $7.00

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
$15.99 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Snowball's Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley & Lake Tahoe
  • +
  • Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows:: Tales from Two Valleys (Sports)
Total price: $35.98
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

This book features rare images taken by official Olympic photographer Bill Briner that are complemented with images from public and private collections, some never before published. Using extensive research and oral histories from Olympic athletes and officials, award-winning author David C. Antonucci brings the VIII Olympic Winter Games to life.
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle Edition for FREE. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.


The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; Reprint edition (March 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439259046
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439259047
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #783,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Brian L. Horler on January 20, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Many skeptics including IOC President Avery Brundage thought the small family ski area in California could not host a successful Olympic Winter Games. The skeptics were wrong, and this book tells the story of how the Organizing Committee with the cooperation of local governments, the US military, and Olympic supporters around the world caused Avery Brundage to write at the conclusion of the Games, "The Olympic Winter Games were a major success in every respect."

Technological innovations at these Games brought competition into a new phase, and enabled the athletes to perform and be judged at the highest level.

Descriptions of each event during the games brings to life the drama of the competitions, and followup stories of a number of prominent athletes helps humanize these competitors.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is an authoritative commentary on the 1960 Olympics written by an author who is very passionate about the history of Squaw Valley. If you're looking to learn about how Squaw Valley was chosen for the 1960 games and about that historic winter Olympic Winter games, this is the book for you.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
If you have ever considered doing something impossible and have been constantly surrounded by naysayers, then read this book! Antonucci provides an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley and provides details not found in most other published sources. This is a story about bring a vision to fruition and worth reading whether you ski or not. For skiers, this book is a must read. Antonucci transports readers back to the early days of skiing, before giant corporate interests took over motivated by the bottom line. The 1960 Games represent an age of innocence in the winter sports world. An enjoyable and informative read!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Snowball's Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley & Lake Tahoe
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Snowball's Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley & Lake Tahoe