Jackson Haines: The Skating King (Paperback)

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Jackson Haines: The Skating King (Paperback)


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"Ryan's journalistic ability to unearth historical details and mix them into a compelling story is first-class While balancing accuracy and fairness, he reveals a man whose life demonstrated enormous talent and creativity, celebrity and human frailty." - Debbi Wilkes, Olympic Silver Medallist, author and figure skating commentator

"Informative, lively and scholarly, without being dry, packing in a wealth of figure skating history... Impeccable." - Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

Jackson Haines left America during the height of the Civil War and embarked on a remarkable journey across Europe. With his ingenious translation of ballet onto the ice, he revolutionized the world of figure skating. Mesmerizing Czars and Emperors with his breathtaking performances, he became a catalyst for the creation of several of the world's oldest skating clubs. He left such an indelible impact that he is remembered today as The Father of Figure Skating.

In this captivating biography, figure skating historian Ryan Stevens masterfully recounts Jackson Haines' incredible story, from his modest origins in New York to his tragic death in Finland in 1875 - both on and off the ice.

If you are curious about the history of figure skating, this book will both surprise and fascinate you.

Product Details ISBN: 9781738768219
ISBN-10: 173876821X
Publisher: Ryan Stevens
Publication Date: October 11th, 2023
Pages: 212
Language: English