President George W. Bush sent this note after we presented him with STRIKING SILVER and BOYCOTT

Tom Caraccioli with President Bill Clinton
Tom presented President Clinton with a signed copy of STRIKING SILVER in Fall 2007. President Clinton graciously wrote back:


Thanks for the book. It is a story I didn't know but needed to.


Bill Clinton

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts honored the 1972 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team with a proclamation

Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney along with the authors and members of the 1972 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts declared Feb. 15 STRIKING SILVER Day in honor of the release of the book about the silver medal-winning 1972 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team. Then-Governor Mitt Romney presented the team with a citation and was, in turn, presented with an autograph copy of the book.

The "Forgotten Team" gathered with the authors at the Cottage in Lake Placid for a booksigning. Members included (Front l-r): Tom Mellor, Henry Boucha, Craig Sarner, Mike "Lefty" Curran. (Second row l-r) Stu Irving, Larry Bader, Murray Williamson, Ron Naslund, Dr. George Nagabods, Jerry Caraccioli, Tim Sheehy, Peter Sears, Tom Caraccioli, Bruce McIntosh. Missing from the photo but present at the event was Dick McGlynn, Jim McElmury, Wally Olds, Frank Sanders, Charlie Brown, Keith "Huffer" Christiansen, Robbie Ftorek and Mark Howe
Booksignings and other events

Coach Williamson and Jerry sign copies of STRIKING SILVER in Minneapolis-St. Paul

"The Boys of '72" gathered at a cocktail reception following a day of golf as the honorary chairmen of the Lake Placid United Way Olympian Golf Tournament

Olympic Hockey coaches (l-r) Murray Williamson ('68, '72), Jack Riley ('60), Tim Taylor ('94) and Lou Vairo ('84) gathered to celebrate Coach Riley's 90th birthday

'72 Coach Murray Williamson (center) joined the authors Jerry (left) and Tom (right) at Boston's Downtown Crossing Barnes & Noble booksigning

The authors, Tom (l) and Jerry (r) flanked '72 teammates Pete Sears and Mark Howe in Lake Placid.

Tom Mellor is flanked by STRIKING SILVER authors Tom and Jerry Caraccioli at their New York City booksigning.


Varsity Letters Club, Jan. 7, 7 PM, Brooklyn, NY

Erik Cole "Dream Big" Golf & Hockey Classic, Aug. 1-3, Oswego, NY

What People Are Saying:

“Striking Silver was one of the most overlooked books in 2006-07. It is truly worth a read. It's not totally about hockey, but about working hard and having dreams come true.”
– Joe Pelletier,
“...It's nice to know their accomplishment in Sapporo will be forever remembered.”
– Mike Eruzione, Captain, 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
“No longer untold, Striking Silver shines with both heart and soul. It's the story we've been waiting for.”
– Lesley Visser, CBS Sportscaster
“Striking Silver offers a fascinating portrait of one of the great, untold success stories in American hockey...”
– E.M. Swift, Sports Illustrated

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