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That is the central question Michael McKinley sets ...
That is the central question Michael McKinley sets out to answer in this thrilling ride through hockey's first indoor century. Delving deeply into hockey's archives, he writes of the fire and passion underlying the facts and statistics. With a storyteller's artistry, he shapes hockey's legends into a freshly painted pageant of gods and mortals, saints and serpents who move through hockey's indoor temples with such bravura that we cheer, curse, and sometimes weep over their exploits.
Mythic early heroes -- Cyclone Taylor, Newsy Lalonde, Hobey Baker. The tragic genius of Howie Morenz. The incendiary brilliance of Rocket Richard. The doomed heroism of Bobby Orr. Tyrannical owners -- the Red Wings' despotic Jack Adams, the Leafs' brilliant, bigoted, and bullying Conn Smythe. The unlikely saviours of a nation's pride in the first Canada-Soviet Summit series.
Combining rich period detail, gripping narrative, and thrilling hockey action, Putting a Roof on Winter brilliantly explores the changing identity of a game that has become, for those who love it, the meaning of life in winter.
|1||"The Man Who Invented Hockey"||1|
|2||The National Dream||20|
|5||The Golden Ones||108|
|6||The Winged Wheelmen||142|
|9||The Age of Orr||225|