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Straight Shooter: The Brad Park Story

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The official biography of an NHL legend By the time he retired, Brad Park had surpassed the great Bobby Orr in career assists by a defenseman.
Hardcover, 308 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by John Wiley & Sons (first published January 1st 2012)
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Marvin
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
A thorough and detailed bio of the Bruins/Rangers star. Obviously well-researched, this is not a typical hockey star bio. Brad's story is told through numerous interview quotes (most of them new for this book), but we also get new interview quotes from many of his teammates, coaches, opponents and family members. You need to be a committed fan of 70s NHL hockey to get the most out of this, but it's all woven together into a strong, engaging narrative.
Scott
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very enjoyable hockey book about one of the more underrated stars of the game.
Neil
May 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
When someone offers you a book, it is rude not to read it. Otherwise, I would not have read this book. I deliberately avoid autobiographies and authorized biographies because they are inherently self-serving. There should be rule that no one's life can be chronicled until after he's dead. I certainly don't want Brad Park to die. I enjoyed reading about his life, his family and his career both on and off the ice.

However, this book was too often a dull recitation of 17 years worth of game scores.
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