Keith Gave spent six years in the US Army as a Russian linguist during the Cold War. As unlikely as it seems, nothing could have better prepared this intelligence officer for a career as a sports writer covering hockey for the Detroit Free Press. While working as a reporter, Gave flew to Helsinki, the audacious first step in orchestrating the defection of five Russian hockey players from behind the iron curtain. His resultant stories in The Russian Five read like pulse-pounding spy novels. Part thriller, part memoir, part Russian fairytale, the story unfolds after they were brought together by the masterful Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman is authentic and truly unforgettable. Come and hear Gave discuss the book and this amazing experience.
Doors open at 6:00 PM with live entertainment, a cash bar, and Morsels. The on-stage event begins at 7:00 PM.