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Comment: Paperback, clean, tight, unmarked, light spine creasing, The legend of Bobby Orr is one of the most enduring in sport. Even those who have never played the game of hockey know that the myth surrounding Canadaâ?TMs great pastime originates in places like Bobby Orrâ?TMs Parry Sound. In the glory years of the Original Six â?" an era when the majority of NHLers were Canadian â?" hockey players seemed to emerge fully formed from our frozen rivers and backyard rinks, to have found the source of their genius somehow in the landscape. Like Mozart, they just appeared â?" Howie Morenz, Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard and Bobby Orr â?" spun out of the elements, prodigies, geniuses, originals, to stoke the fantasy of a nation united around a puck. Orders are shipped daily from Toronto using Canada Post. (approx 4 days to ON and QC, 8 days to other provinces and territories)
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Searching for Bobby Orr Mass Market Paperback – Oct 30 2007

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Seal Books (Oct. 30 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400025338
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400025336
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.9 x 17.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,150,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Facing Ali: The Opposition Weighs In:

• National Bestseller
• A Globe and mail Best Book
• A Sports Illustrated Book of the Year

“These are men of substance, worth getting to know. Brunt does them justice, but the author has done something even more impressive: He has found something new to report about Muhammad Ali.”
Sports Illustrated

“Stephen Brunt takes us for a rare and sometimes painful sit in the loser’s corner, where, as all observers of tragedy know, the most revealing stories take place.”
Ottawa Citizen

Facing Ali is a work of wit and insight. It goes the distance.”
The Vancouver Sun

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About the Author

Stephen Brunt, a columnist at the Globe and Mail, is Canada's premier sportswriter and commentator. His most recent book, the #1 national bestselling Searching for Bobby Orr, was called "not only one of the best hockey books ever, but a book that transcends hockey" by the Edmonton Journal. He is also the author of Facing Ali: The Opposition Weighs In; The Way it Looks from Here: Contemporary Canadian Writing on Sports; Mean Business: The Rise and Fall of Shawn O'Sullivan; Second to None: The Roberto Alomar Story and Diamond Dreams: 20 Years of Blue Jays Baseball. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario, and in Winterhouse Brook, Newfoundland.

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I just finished this book and completly enjoyed it. Exposing both the arrogance of power of the Eagle, and the unsuspecting naive Orr. Although I enjoyed this book, I leave it feeling incomplete. I suppose only when Orr co-operates with a biography will we ever see the whole picture. We see him incomplete, just like his final games, how unfortunate.
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A somewhat odd book, almost a scrapbook put together from many old footnoted sources. SB acknowledges many and admits to several hours of video review. The end result is nothing really new apart from a constant message that the "real" Bobby Orr is a "blank slate", a mysterious and overly private person, whose public persona was and is carefully contrived. I recall Orr from those old HNIC interviews as one of the worst interviews/dumbest monosyllabic jocks around, in the 90s he somehow became an articulate GM and Mastercard shill. Brunt tries to look at the start of #4's career by putting it into context with the social and cultural changes in the 60s and 70s, but his linkages and arguments seem forced. I would argue he was one of many and others, such as Bobby Hull for one, had a greater impact with NHL players. I guess we'll find out more of Orr when he finally does write his own story.
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By Lava1964 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 15 2014
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I recently bought this book as a gift for my aunt after I had read it when it first came out. Stephen Brunt's autobiography is a far better look at the life of hockey's greatest star than Orr's own autobiography. In Orr's own book, the great #4 modestly plays down his enormous accomplishments. It reads like one of those bland 75-cent paperback sports biographies that were so plentiful in the 1950s and 1960s. In contrast, Stephen Brunt fairly assesses Orr's brilliant career--which Orr himself is modestly reluctant to do. It's a thorough examination of the wonderfully talented Bobby Orr.
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