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How Hockey Explains Canada: The Sport That Defines a Country [Hardcover]

Paul Henderson , Jim Prime , Prime Minister Stephen Harper

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Oct. 1 2011

The role of hockey in Canada serves as a national identity, a unifying force in a country of 33 million people. So crazed are Canadians for their national sport that they ranked outrageous hockey commentator and high school drop-out Don Cherry ahead of Alexander Graham Bell on a list of the greatest Canadians in history. Penned by hockey star Paul Henderson-famed scorer of Canada's "Greatest Goal" in the 1972 Summit Series-and featuring a foreword by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, How Hockey Explains Canada explores just how deeply engrained this national pastime is in the Canadian psyche. The intelligent discourse on Canada's national sport goes far beyond the sport's most-loved icons, great plays, and notorious brawls by looking into the history and culture of the game to explain why hockey has had such an enigmatic hold on Canadians. Featuring interviews with more than 35 current and former NHL players, coaches, executives, and commentators, this expansive biography of the sport explores hockey's inextricable connection to everything from the Confederation to the Cold War to international perception of Canada and the country's own cultural divide.


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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Triumph Books (Oct. 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600785751
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600785757
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 23.3 x 25.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #144,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for 1916:

"A thunderous, informative read that rises to the challenge...Llywelyn's best work yet." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A marriage of stories and truth that breathes life into history in a way a textbook never could....It is [Llywelyn's] soul's song for Ireland, which is clearly the place of her heart." --The Knoxville News-Sentinel

"Llywelyn weaves the tapestry of her story with intelligence and skill, and gives us access to a period when the bullets flew and patriots gave their lives for the ideal of freedom." --San Diego Union-Tribune --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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