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Herb Brooks: The Inside Story of a Hockey Mastermind

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  • Posted February 7, 2009

    No other book on Herb Brooks comes close to this!

    This book was great! It was hard to put down. It took me back to my days of Gopher hockey at the old Williams Arena. Nothing can compare to those days! Also the coverage of the 1980 Gold medal was the best I have read.

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  • Posted November 29, 2008

    Herb Brooks, the Inside Story of a Hockey Mastermind by John Gilbert

    A flawlessly written book, by the very knowledgeable Minneapolis Tribune beat writer who covered the 1980 Olympic hockey team throughout that magical year when it was based in the Twin Cities for training. <BR/><BR/>Mr Gilbert was able to write from the perspective of being rinkside when the entire event was occurring. Mr Gilbert maintained a relationship with Herb Brooks based upon a deep mutual respect for many insights not available to others. <BR/><BR/>This book will allow readers to separate the many legends created by the "artistic licenses" in the movie Miracle and other sources less thorough than Mr Gilbert's background information.<BR/><BR/>I highly recommend the fantastic book, it is by far the best book I have read about the 1980 Olympic hockey team and Herb Brooks. It is accurate, complete, and well-written.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

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    Great book for hockey fans, especially of college hockey

    An excellent biography of the legendary coach's life and career. It covers not only the 1980 Olympic team where his legand grew but also his coaching career at the University of Minnesota and the NHL. As a fan of college hockey, especially during the late 70s and early 80s, I enjoyed the stories of the Minnesota Gopher hockey teams coached by Brooks. John Gilbert is a talented hockey writer and was a close friend of Brooks. Both of these are evident throughout the book. A must read for any hockey fan.

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  • Posted January 27, 2013

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    An excellent biography of the legendary coach's life and career.

    An excellent biography of the legendary coach's life and career. It covers not only the 1980 Olympic team where his legand grew but also his coaching career at the University of Minnesota and the NHL. As a fan of college hockey, especially during the late 70s and early 80s, I enjoyed the stories of the Minnesota Gopher hockey teams coached by Brooks. John Gilbert is a talented hockey writer and was a close friend of Brooks. Both of these are evident throughout the book. A must read for any hockey fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    If you love read this book.

    A coach that was fun to hate while in college. Attended a competing university while he was at the U of Minn. Still had respect for his hockey programs and more after the 80 Olympics. Even more after reading this book. A man ahead of his time.

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