This year, I have read two non-fictional books; The Boys of Winter and Memories of Heaven: Memories of Hell. They have completely different plots, one being in the middle of war, and the other the Olympic Games. Now, when I first read this question, I had no idea how I was going to find similarities, but then I sat down and thought about it. It is actually quite simple, the answer I came up with: determination. Both the U.S Olympic Hockey team was determined to win the gold medal game, and the author of the last book, George J. Trebonyak, was determined for his platoon and himself to make it out of war safe.