The Man on the Medal The Life and Times of America's First Great Ski Racer Dick Durrance, As Told by John Jerome Hardcover, 11x9.5, 192 pages, 194 b/w photos. ISBN 0-9648473-0-2
Dick Durrance played a major role in helping America take its rightful place in international ski racing. This book is partly his story as he came from Europe to lead our first Olympic alpine team in 1936 and went on to become America's most outstanding ski racer of his era, winning 17 national titles and becoming a three-time winner of the prestigious Harriman Cup. He developed his own ski technique that anticipated modern ski-teaching methods by several decades and played a major role in the development of the ski resorts at Sun Valley, Alta and Aspen. But this book is also a history of skiing in this country through the photographs of Dick and Miggs Durrance and through Dick's adventurous life as a ski racer and photographer.