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Home Game: Hockey and Life in Canada

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In October 1983 Ken Dryden gave us what was called the best non-fiction book ever written about hockey – The Game. In that same month Roy MacGregor published what was hailed as the best novel ever written about hockey – The Last Season. In 1989 these two writers teamed up to write another extraordinary book: inspired by Ken Dryden’s major CBC-TV series on hockey, Home Game ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by McClelland & Stewart (first published 1989)
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Amy
Feb 19, 2008 Amy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Hockey lovers, players, fans, Russian fans, anthropologists
Recommended to Amy by: my 11th Grade History teacher
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Corey
Jun 28, 2016 Corey rated it really liked it
A great book about the religion of hockey in Canada and companion to the 1980s CBC miniseries of the same name.
Lisa
Jul 04, 2009 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Hockey fans.
Shelves: sports-chick
Hockey in Canada has run a parallel course through the last century with baseball in America. Hockey is to Canadians what baseball is to Americans. This is the first book I've read that captures that sense of history, continuity, and passion. The game of hockey is woven into the fabric of everyday life from the big cities to the remote prairie towns. Instead of a straightforward chronological narrative of the history of hockey, each chapter centers on a key theme, person, or event. These stories ...more
Jeff
Jul 16, 2012 Jeff rated it really liked it
It is difficult to argue against the opinions Ken offers regarding pro hockey. Plus as an American it is great to get the facts straight regarding hockey history in Canada.
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Jul 13, 2011 Beth rated it it was amazing
A poignant look at what hockey means to the people that play it. Well written.
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May 29, 2013 Benn rated it really liked it
Dryden is a good story teller and I found the book, enjoyable and easy to read.
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