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The Goal: Bobby Orr and the Most Famous Shot in Hockey History
Andrew Podnieks
1572435704
June 2003
Hardcover
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Remembering Bobby Orr: A Celebration
Craig MacInnis (Editor)
0773731962
November 1999
Hardcover
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For the Love of Hockey: Hockey Stars' Personal Stories
Chris McDonell
1552096068
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
"My mom gave a couple of dollars to a woman who was in desperate need of milk for her family. In return, the woman gave my mom a gunnysack full of things, including a pair of skates. My sister Edna grabbed one and I got the other. We went outside and push-glided around an ice pond. When Edna got cold and took her skate off, I put it on my other foot." So begins the story of one of the greatest--and toughest--men to ever play the game of ice hockey, Gordie Howe. Or try Bobby Hull: "We won the Stanley Cup in 1961 when I was 22 years old... but I never did drink out of the Stanley Cup. As the festivities began, I started drinking beer out of the owner's son Mike Wirtz's dirty old felt hat. I got sick as a dog and had to go to bed instead of celebrating that night." For the Love of Hockey collects the...


Searching for Bobby Orr
Stephen Brunt
1572439025
Oct 2006
Hardcover
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Home Ice
Jack Falla
1930845049
Nov 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
There is no shortage of books that describe how participating in a particular sporting activity strengthens bonds between people. Falla's book accomplishes this feat through a collection of essays on backyard skating rinks and frozen ponds and how these local skating venues allow their participants to get in touch with the game of hockey in addition to building relationships with family and friends. The author, a sportswriter and author of Sports Illustrated Hockey, is the architect and CEO of his full-scale backyard rink, the Bacon Street Omni, around which neighborhood life seems to revolve during the long, cold months. Each essay is short and provides for excellent recreational reading for people interested in skating in general and hockey in particular. Throughout, the author's love for winter sports is clear,...


Number Four, Bobby Orr
Mike Leonetti
1551925516
November 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Joey loves walking to his hockey games with his dad. Often they talk about their favorite player, Boston Bruins defenseman Bobby Orr. One day, Joey has an accident on the ice and ends up in the hospital with a broken leg. During his stay, Joey thrills to the Bruins’ run for the playoffs and––miraculously––gets a visit from none other than Bobby Orr himself! Orr tells him about all the injuries he’s had, shares advice on the game of hockey, and even gives Joey one of his sticks. When Joey leaves the hospital he gets to watch his hero win the 1972 Stanley Cup at Boston Garden. Based on a true story from the life of hockey legend Bobby Orr, this book relays an important message about getting over hurdles and setbacks.


Life and Letters of Robert Browning
Alexandra Leighton
1596056673
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The even course of this life,-outwardly placid, physically marred with weakness, intellectually and spiritually bright, vivid, and noble-was shaken to its foundations by the advent of Robert Browning. The story of the friendship, which ripened so rapidly into love, has been made the common property of the world through the publication of the letters which passed between them... -from "Chapter IX: 1844-1846" This beautiful biography of British poet Robert Browning explores his life and work through the prism of the correspondence he exchanged with friends, family, and colleagues. From his forbidden courtship with and secret marriage to his fellow writer, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, to his thoughts on the verse of Keats and Shelley, his travels to Italy, his outlook on the cultural and intellectual life of London,...


Life and Letters of Robert Browning
Mrs Sutherland Orr
1846376076
January 2006
Paperback
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Valparaiso
Bob Orr
1869402820
September 2002
Paperback
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Oxford Companion to NZ Literature
Tautly controlled imagistic lyrics, some of intense verbal beauty and force of feeling.

Book Description
In this collection, Orr captures the essence of present-day Auckland and of his own rural Waikato childhood. His verse, containing a wide range of literary allusions, from Rimbaud to Pasternak to Neruda, locates the poet within a particular local and international context, and reflects such diverse settings as the Chilean coast, Waiheke Island, and Ponsonby.

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Honoured Members: Hockey Hall of Fame
Foreword by Bobby Orr
1551682397
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
To celebrate the Hall of Fame's 10th anniversary at its current location in downtown Toronto comes the most significant and lavish pictorial and anecdotal book of the 324 members of the hallf. Never before has the Hockey Hall of Fame allowed such unprecedented access to its archives, collections and honored members lives to celebrate the game and the men who have made it such an exciting sport.

From the Publisher
"I could never visit the Hall enough. I would stand for hours staring at all the pictures, the sweaters and hockey sticks. I never thought that one day I'd have the opporunity to be in the Hall of Fame. But dreams, I guess, come true." - Wayne Gretzky "To have the opportunity to play hockey as a professional athlete was a dream come true. To be further honoured...


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...



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).

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