Another out of print classic and required reading for anyone who comes on our Austria Dream Trip. We stay at Hermann's Hotel, see his memorabilia and then head over to the mecca where he raced - The Hahnenkamm!
Hermann “The Herminator” Maier, born in 1972, rose from humble beginnings as a scrawny mason to the heights of sports stardom, skiing to four world championship titles and two gold medals, in super-G and giant slalom. All that changed in 2001, when a motorcycle accident threatened to end not only his career but his life. True to his reputation, Maier fought his way back to the slopes and further victories.
This compelling autobiography tells a riveting story of flirting with death and dodging it through sheer willpower, of painful recoveries and worldwide triumphs. The dramatic text and many color and black-and-white photographs cover Maier’s highs and lows, including his appearance at the 1998 Olympic Games at Nagano, where he stunned millions in what has become the most notorious downhill crash of all time.
This book profiles a man who is a superstar in every sense.
“This is the book I was waiting for: A gutsy, honest, straightforward read about one of the best skiers of all time. Hermann is ample proof that there is always hope and his book is destined to be a skiing classic. It's an exciting and captivating read.” — Peter Graves, Olympic and World Cup race announcer
"Great insight into a comeback we only thought we understood." — Steve Porino, OLN and Olympic race announcer
“When you read his book, you realize this guy is all about hard work.” — Todd Brooker, NBC Alpine Skiing Analyst and former pro World Cup downhiller
**These Books are large paperbacks and used in very good condition. We will buy back if you like after reading if you take good care of it.