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Curse of the Narrows
Laura M. Mac Donald
0802714587
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Assiduous research, beautiful writing, and a great talent for historical reconstruction make Laura MacDonald's Curse of the Narrows the definitive account of the Halifax explosion of December 1917. MacDonald is a master of minutia--chemistry, laws of navigation, the horrors visited on the poor people of Halifax's north end--and she writes with supreme authority and exquisite detail.

MacDonald begins her account with geography and she sets the scene by examining the bustling port of Halifax in the First World War. Using the very best recent scholarship, she then reconstructs the accident itself, describing closely the series of small errors that lead the Norwegian freighter Imo to ram into the French munitions vessel Mont Blanc in the narrows of Halifax harbor: "The Mont Blanc, with 2,925 tons of explosives,...



The Third Best Hull: I Should Have Been Fourth But They Wouldn't Let My Sister Maxine Play
Robert Thompson
1550223607
October 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Hockey legend Gordie Howe once said there were two superstars in the Hull family: Bobby, the Golden Jet and one of the greatest players ever to tie up a pair of skates, and his brother Dennis, who had a solid career with the Chicago Blackhawks, and is now one of the most sought-after public speakers in North America. In The Third Best Hull, Dennis Hull outlines his life in hockey with humorous anecdotes, insights, and stories. Not just another sports autobiography, this book provides insight into the life of a hockey star without taking itself too seriously. Recounted are the time Hull taught Guy Lafleur to speak English; how he once won a coin toss worth $250,000; and his ongoing rivalry with Henri Richard, the younger brother of the legendary Canadiens' great Maurice Richard. Hull recounts the famed 1972...


Remembering the Golden Jet: A Celebration of Bobby Hull
Craig MacInnis (Editor)
0773733116
October 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The man with the blistering slapshot was the ultimate combination of power, speed, and intimidation. Bobby Hull, the leader of the great Chicago Black Hawks, remains one of the sport's most colorful characters, a master in a game with few new superstars. Dozens of vintage photographs and complete stats complete this tribute to an amazing athlete from hockey's golden era. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Glenn Hall: The Man They Called Mr. Goalie
Tom Adrahtas
0970917015
February 2003
Paperback
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From Booklist
Although this is the "authorized story" of redoubtable net keeper Hall, that phrase, which often signals a banal or sanitized take on its subject, apparently means only that Hall cooperated with Adrahtas. Hall famously invented the "butterfly" style of goalkeeping, which Adrahtas describes in detail without bogging casual fans down in trivialities. During his 18-year career, Hall was individually recognized with Vezina, Conn Smythe, and Calder trophies (hockey has not only the best team jerseys--properly called sweaters--but also the coolest-named awards) and was 11 times an all-star, which indicates the level of his appreciation by players and press alike. His teams made the playoffs 15 times--an almost incredible achievement for a guy who didn't play for any of the great hockey dynasties of the 1950s through 1970s...


All Work and All Play: Life in the Outrageous World of Sports
Jim Hunt
0470835524
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
"Have you ever had a friend, or a colleague at work, that you could listen to all day long? One who sees life as an anecdote, who finds a story in everything, who speaks with such unbridled passion, and sometimes crazy enthusiasm, that you don’t want to miss a single syllable of their stream of consciousness?

"That’s what it was like to work with or around Jim. We had a front seat on a most enjoyable class act, but we may not have taken the time to appreciate everything about him: where he has been, to whom he has spoken, the way in which he relates the tales that have been his life….We know the stories, he lived them."
From the Foreword, by Steve Simmons, Columnist, the Toronto Sun

Jim "Shaky" Hunt is one of Canada’s best-known and...



The Big M: The Frank Mahovlich Story
Ted Mahovlich
1583820299
September 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Big M is the story of trhe quiet and self-effacing hockey legend whose mighty strides and explosive shot contributed to six Stanley Cup teams. Ted Mahovlich, Franks son, interviewed such hockey greats as Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Guy LaFluer and Henri "Rocket" Richard to recreate one of the greatest NHL careers of all-time.

About the Author
Ted Mahovlich is a writer who works in music and communications in Toronto. He spent four years researching archives and conducting interviews for The Big M. When he's not playing hockey, he manages a blues band called The Sidemen.


Hockey's Glory Days: The 1950s and '60s
Dan Diamond
0740738291
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
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About the Author
Dan Diamond is a widely recognized authority on the game of hockey. For 19 years, his company, Dan Diamond and Associates, has produced The National Hockey League's Official Guide and Record Book and numerous other books about the history of the game, including Total Hockey: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Eric Zweig is a managing editor with Dan Diamond and Associates in Toronto. Eric and Dan also cowrote the AMP titles Ice Q and As: A Century of Hockey Intelligence and Hockey Stories On and Off the ice (with James Duplacey).


Hockey's Golden Era: Stars of the Original Six
Mike Leonetti
1894622448
September 2003
Paperback
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When the Final Buzzer Sounds: NHL Greats Share Their Stories of Hardship and Triumph
Colleen Howe
1572433922
August 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
These Hockey legends faced their toughest trials off the ice. In When the Final Buzzer Sounds, a collection of poignant stories detailing the lives of hockey's greatest players, after the last goal has been tended and the final buzzer sounds. For most players in the NHL, hockey is the defining focus of their lives. Their days are determined by practices and games, teammates and coaches, fans and endless public appearances. Imagine how difficult it would be if all this were to stop with the sounding of the final buzzer. For the players in this book, it was-and the paths they took after hockey often led them far away from the roar of applause. Out of the public eye and facing life off the ice, these champions of hockey share the sometimes bittersweet, sometimes unexpected, always insightful accounts of their journey...

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