Open Net

Open Net

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by George Plimpton
     
 
In Open Net, another of George Plimpton's inimitable accounts of a fearless amateur braving the world of professional sports, Plimpton takes to the ice as goalie for his beloved Boston Bruins. After first signing a release holding the Bruins harmless if he should meet with injury or dearth as their amateur goaltender, he survives a harrowing, seemingly eternal five

Overview

In Open Net, another of George Plimpton's inimitable accounts of a fearless amateur braving the world of professional sports, Plimpton takes to the ice as goalie for his beloved Boston Bruins. After first signing a release holding the Bruins harmless if he should meet with injury or dearth as their amateur goaltender, he survives a harrowing, seemingly eternal five minutes in an exhibition game against the always-tough Philadelphia Flyers ' relatively unscathed. With reflections on hockey greats including Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, and Eddie Shore, Open Net is at once a celebration of the thrills and grace of the greatest sport on ice and a probing meditation into the hopes and fears of every man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592281206
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

GEORGE PLIMPTON is the editor of the Paris Review and writes regularly for Sports Illustrated, Esquire, and other major magazines. He lives in New York City.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 18, 1927
Date of Death:
September 25, 2003
Place of Birth:
New York, NY
Place of Death:
New York, NY
Education:
B.A. in English Literature, Harvard University, 1950; Master's degree, Cambridge University, 1952

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Open Net 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For stories of old time hockey and to get to know some of the old players this book cannot be missed. It's a great look at the old Bruins and how the game used to be. I reccommend it to all hockey fans!