The Lives of Conn Smythe: From the Battlefield to Maple Leaf Gardens: A Hockey Icon's Story Paperback – Oct 2 2012
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"Kelly McParland... has offered hockey fans a truly remarkable book on the man who essentially built the Leafs we know and love, or hate, today. This piece of work [is] so special and great tribute to one of Canada's biggest icons." -- TheCheckingLine.com
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KELLY McPARLAND is a writer, editor and columnist at the National Post and a member of the newspaper's editorial board. He has worked for more than thirty years at newspapers and agencies in Canada, England, and Hong Kong. A lifelong Toronto Maple Leaf fan, he is old enough to remember the winning goal in the 1967 Stanley Cup, and young enough to live in hope of seeing the next one as well. He lives outside Toronto with his wife and daughter.See all Product Description
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Good biography brings to light not only a person's life but history unknown to the reader that causes furthe reading and research. While I was not surprised to find that Smythe had fought in both World Wars, I was surprised to find that his recognition and publicizing of Canadian "Conscription Crisis" brought down the government. This got me reading further, and discovered the Canadian government had similar issues in World War One.
Entertaining, Educational. Well written. Nicely done!
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