The History Makers charts the blood, sweat and tears that led to the Rio Olympic Hockey squad winning Gold in 2016. It is an important book in the development of the sport and has a host of suburb photographs charting the emotions, guts and bodies on the line in search of the 'Holy Grail' of hockey. What is also clear, and for those who have been inspired to watch the sport post Rio, is that this squad and those who went before are suburb athletes but humble and truly inspiring. Read the book, soak up the atmosphere and I urge you to get down to your local hockey club to watch, play or officiate.
It came this morning and its exactly what i wished for. The comprehensive and compelling story of the women's march to olympic glory. Glossy, fantastic photos. Sorry for sounding like a fanboy but i'm just really happy with this book. 5/5
The long and eventful journey which culminated in Olympic gold in Rio for GB's women is an inspiring story which deserves to be shared. "The History Makers" does exactly that, and is a worthy tribute to the team's remarkable achievements. Contributions from team members and others involved over the years - together with an excellent selection of photos - really bring the story to life, and the authors have done a terrific job. Well done everyone.