Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 368 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.8 in
Published: October 21, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1476716544
ISBN - 13: 9781476716541
From the Publisher
From Canada's twenty-second prime minister, the new trade paperback
edition of the bestselling history of hockey's early days.
Published to praise from reviewers in both the US and Canada, A
Great Game brings alive the hockey heroes and hard-boiled
businessmen who built the game of hockey and pays passionate
tribute to the earliest star players of the game-lavishly
illustrated with captivating photographs throughout.
Stephen Harper has crafted a "readable and entertaining historical
exposition of the early organizational days of Canada''s most
beloved sport" (Toronto Star). With a historian's
perspective and fan's passion, Harper presents a riveting,
often-surprising portrait, capturing everything from the physical
contests on the rinks to the battles behind the scenes and the
changing social conventions of the twentieth century.
A Great Game shows that many things have stayed the same.
Rough play, fervent hometown loyalties, owner-player contract
disputes, dubious news coverage, and big money were issues from the
get-go. Harper's meticulous research yields "insightful
examinations of class and religion and the roles they played in a
country that still saw itself as a pillar of the British Empire,
all viewed through the prism of hockey at the dawn of the pro era"
(The New York Times).
An instant Canadian bestseller, A Great Game resurrects
the history of hockey's first decades. With photographs of the
game's earliest arenas and star players, this impressive and
original account will entertain and educate you from start to
finish. "Thanks to Stephen Harper's impressive book of early hockey
history in Toronto, the 'forgotten Leafs' will be forgotten no
more" (The Washington Times).