A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs & the Rise of Professional Hockey

A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs & the Rise of Professional Hockey

by Stephen J. Harper

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A new nonfiction book from Simon & Schuster.See more details below


A new nonfiction book from Simon & Schuster.

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The New York Times
"An illustration of hockey's special place in the Canadian heart and mind...Harper has written a finely detailed history of the struggle between professionalism and amateurism in early 20th-century Ontario hockey...It includes 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."
Globe and Mail
"...the Prime Minister does a good job of taking you back to the country, and the time, that gave birth to the national game."
Toronto Star
A Great Game is a "...readable and entertaining historical exposition of the early organizational days of Canada's most beloved sport...[Harper is] an unreconstructed sentimentalist about hockey. He romances the game, focusing on its sepia-toned infancy."

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