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The Greatest Game: The Montreal Canadiens, the Red Army, and the Night That Saved Hockey Hardcover – Oct 26 2010


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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart (Oct. 26 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 077102634X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771026348
  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 3.2 x 23.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #303,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Simply said this is one of the best hockey books written since Ken Dryden's The Game and Dryden and Roy MacGregor's Home Game." 
Peterborough Examiner

"A masterful job."
— Montreal Gazette

"A tense yet thrilling tale." 
Winnipeg Free Press

"The Greatest Game will stand up well as a good treatment of a unique set of circumstances that led to a game for the ages. After reading it, many will want to run out and find a recording of the game. That's pretty high praise."
Allsportsbooks.blogspot.com

"One of the most important hockey books ever written." 
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About the Author

A member of the Society for International Hockey Research, TODD DENAULT is a freelance writer who has had his work featured in numerous online and print publications. He is the author of Jacques Plante: The Man Who Changed the Face of Hockey.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andre Lieven on July 7 2011
Format: Hardcover
I'm not even finished this book yet, and already I have to say that this is one of the finest hockey books of the last decade. Denault weaves the story of how hockey came to come to the Montreal Forum on the fateful night of 31 December, 1975, giving the reader a wealth of detail and thought and experiences of many of the participants. His research is fantastic, with many sources from both sides of the bench. As someone who eagerly watched the game at the centre of this book, I can say that I have a far better understanding of it after having read this book. This book goes right up with the best hockey books out there, including Ken Dryden's The Game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. MacDonald on May 4 2014
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My best memories are of watching the Montreal Canadiens on Hockey Night in Canada with my dad and my big brother. We made more noise than the Forum faithful for sure. That Greatest Game has stuck in my brain for 38 years. This book brought that back and filled in all of those details and background bits that somehow now give that moment, that game, even greater significance than my teenage brain could muster at the time. That game saved North American hockey from where the moron teams of the day (Boston and Philly) tried to drag it. It also confirmed for all of us Habs fans . . . . that we were indeed on the righteous path.
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I saw this game live. I am a serious hockey fan, and consider this game the best hockey game ever to have been played.. read the book, but even better, watch the DVD if you can..
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By Lava1964 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 4 2015
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I bought this as a Christmas gift for a Habs fan. He enjoyed it very much.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gilbert Michaud on Sept. 9 2011
Format: Hardcover
un match qui s etait termine 3 a 3 . grace aubrio du gardien tretiak . l offensive du canadien etait tres puissante . mais la defensive des sovietiques encore plus.certains disen que ce fut le meilleur match de l histoire du hockey . maybe yes maybe no. great book though.
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