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The glory game
Par Hunter Davies. 1972
Par Ken Dryden. 2005
Former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dryden captures the essence of hockey and what…it means to its fans. He gives us vivid portraits of the characters - Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Serge Savard, coach Scotty Bowman - that made the Canadiens of the 1970s one of the greatest hockey teams in history. Dryden also reflects on life on the road, in the spotlight, and on the ice, offering up a rare inside look at the game. This edition marks the 20th anniversary of book’s original publication. Strong language, some descriptions of violence. 2005.
The first season: 1917-18 and the birth of the NHL
Par Bob Duff. 2017
2017-18 marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of the National Hockey League. But the league almost didn't survive its…first year. Duff chronicles the trials and tribulations of that first season, and tells the story of that first generation of hockey heroes who lent their names to the game they loved, and helped to make it great. 2017.
The first Tour de France: sixty cyclists and nineteen days of daring on the road to Paris
Par Peter Cossins. 2017
The first Tour de France was a far cry from the polished international sporting event we see on television today.…Organized by the financially free falling L'Auto magazine, the desperate editors thought that organizing a grand cycling tour was the only thing that could save their publication. There was no indication that a ramshackle cycling pack would draw crowds to throng France's rutted roads and cheer the first Tour heroes. But they did, and cycling would never be the same again. 2017.
The fix: soccer and organized crime
Par Declan Hill. 2010
When Sepp Blatter joined FIFA in 1975 it had just twelve employees. Forty years later, the FBI have accused fourteen…executives of forty-seven counts of money laundering, racketeering and tax evasion linked to kickbacks. This book tells the story of how football got big, how FIFA got corrupt and what this means for soccer fans around the world. 2017.
The fighting fisherman: the life of Yvon Durelle
Par Raymond Fraser. 1981
Par Norman Mailer. 1975
The essence of taiji qigong: the internal foundation of taijiquan (Martial Arts - Qigong Ser.)
Par Jwing-Ming Yang. 1994
This text is for students who have learned a Taiji (Tai Chi) form and want to reach new levels of…skill and ability. Regular Qigong practice accelerates the health benefits of Taiji; reducing stress, strengthening immune system and deepening awareness of breath and body coordination. 1994.
The Everest years: a climber's life
Par Chris Bonington. 1987
At the age of 50, the author, one of the world's best-known mountaineers, reached the summit of Mount Everest in…1985 after four attempts. He chronicles his Everest expeditions and the ascent of Mount Vinson in the Antarctic with Frank Wells. 1987.
The elements of effort: reflections on the art and science of running
Par John Jerome. 1999
The hockey scribbler (Maple leaf audio)
Par George Bowering. 2016
Hockey forms the backdrop of our lives. The voices of 'Hockey Night in Canada' sportscasters are our soundtrack, and visions…of skates scraping across the ice lull us to sleep. George Bowering, Canada's former poet laureate, is no different. Growing up in Oliver, BC, Bowering was entranced by the kids from Saskatchewan who skated and handled pucks as easy as breathing. His fascination with hockey followed him into adult life, from BC to Quebec and back again. Bowering followed his teams with a critical eye and a fan's passion, and his stories bring us on a cross-country hockey-themed road trip, with occasional forays into boxing, poetry, and sports fashion. 2016.
The home team: fathers, sons & hockey
Par Roy MacGregor. 1995
MacGregor examines the relationship between father and son as it is lived through hockey. Using examples from famous hockey players,…including stars like Gretzky, Messier, and Coffey, he describes the dynamic between generations. c1995.
The Habs (Brian McFarlane's original six. #Vol. 2)
Par Brian McFarlane. 1996
Hockey writer Brian McFarlane tells the story of the Montreal Canadiens, the most successful sports team in North America. On…the way to winning 24 league championships, the Habs featured some of the greatest players in hockey. McFarlane chronicles their stories as well as the franchise they turned into a hockey legend. 1996.
The hall of the mountain king
Par Howard H Snyder. 1973
The greatest: Muhammad Ali
Par Walter Dean Myers. 2001
Account of Muhammad Ali's life and career, focusing on his professional accomplishments, principles, and fight against racial injustice. Describes his…Olympic triumph, his transformation from the young Cassius Clay into Muhammad Ali, and his rise to fame as world heavyweight champion. Examines boxing's damaging effects. Grades 5-8 and older readers. Some descriptions of violence. 2001.
The domino diaries: my decade boxing with Olympic champions and chasing Hemingway's ghost in the last days of Castro's Cuba
Par Brin-Jonathan Butler. 2015
Whether he's hustling his way into Mike Tyson's mansion for an interview, betting his life savings on a boxing match,…becoming romantically entangled with one of Fidel Castro's granddaughters, or simply manufacturing press credentials to go where he wants, Brin-Jonathan Butler has always been the 'act first, ask permission later' kind of journalist. This book is the culmination of Butler's decade spent in the trenches of Havana, trying to understand a culture perplexing to Westerners: one whose elite athletes regularly forgo multimillion-dollar opportunities to stay in Cuba and box for their country, while living in penury. 2015.
The easy hockey book
Par Jonah Kalb. 1977
The Commonwealth Games: the first 60 years, 1930-1990
Par Cleve Dheensaw. 1994
The Commonwealth Games celebrates the wins and losses that mark the sixty years since the first "Friendly Games" in 1930.…Stories of struggle and turmoil include the "Miracle Mile" duel between Landy and Bannister in 1954, and the boycotting of the Edinburgh games in 1986. This is the first comprehensive history of the sporting event that serves to unite the disparate countries that were once part of the British Empire. 1994.
A personal analysis by two veteran sportswriters and hockey fans on the current crisis in hockey. They discuss the downturn…of the game's traditions as it turned more violent and NHL games became almost boring. The authors also offer solutions on how they think hockey's future can be saved.