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Searching for Bobby Orr Mass Market Paperback – Oct 30 2007


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Seal Books (Oct. 30 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400025338
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400025336
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 10.7 x 3.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #525,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Randy Currie on Sept. 24 2007
Format: Paperback
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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pol Sixe TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Jan. 6 2008
Format: Paperback
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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Very well written ... what I like best about it is ... the Author explains the detailed information in the book . If you really want to know about this famous hockey player this is a must read .... !
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