Only Toe Blake of the Montreal Canadiens coached as many Stanley Cup winners (seven) as Scotty Bowman has over his lengthy NHL career. Bowman worked his way up from coaching at the Junior grade to both coaching and serving in a variety of high-level administrative posts for a number of mostly successful NHL teams. His biography reads like a history of the NHL over the past half-century, detailing the fortunes of its best teams and the backgrounds of its most famous players. In the middle of it all is Bowman, though Hunter (Champions, LJ 10/1/97) doesn't give us much of a personal view of the man. Bowman's own words read like quotes from the next day's newspaper. Interviews with former players and assistants afford some perspective, but more depth is needed. Nevertheless, Bowman's stature and the wealth of detail here will be of interest to hockey fans.?John M. Maxymuk, Rutgers Univ. Lib., Camden, NJ
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Douglas Hunter is a freelance writer, editor and graphic designer. He is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Open Ice: The Tim Horton Story, A Breed Apart: An Illustrated History of Goaltending, War Games: Conn Smythe and Hockeys Fighting Men and Champions: An Illustrated History of Hockeys Greatest Dynasties, as well as two books on yacht racing, Against the Odds and Trials (with co-author Jeff Boyd). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.