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Home Game: Hockey and Life in Canada
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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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