The Best of Jim Coleman: Fifty Years of Canadian Sport from the Man Who Saw It All

The Best of Jim Coleman: Fifty Years of Canadian Sport from the Man Who Saw It All

by Jim Taylor, Jim Coleman
     
 

An insightful, funny, touching history from the man who witnessed great moments and characters of North American sport.See more details below

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An insightful, funny, touching history from the man who witnessed great moments and characters of North American sport.

Editorial Reviews

Praise from the Edmonton Journal
"A must-read for all sports fans is a collection of columns by Jim Coleman, who spent more than 50 years at the absolute top of this sportswriting dodge in Canada."
- John Short, Edmonton Journal
Praise from the Vancouver Sun
"From Coleman's 2,500 columns, Taylor has selected stories about King Clancy, and Robinson before baseball's integration, about war ending and fish tales and bear tales and discovering, in 1943, that 1908 heavyweight champion Jack Johnson was on display in a freak show. Coleman's columns are a Canterbury Tales of sports as he introduces readers to colourful, odd characters, themselves often the storytellers in his columns."
- Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun
From the Publisher
"A brilliant collection of Coleman's work, his wit and his humour."
—Stephen Knight, Quill & Quire

"Coleman covered them all - from Canadian pro football to Canadian-Russian hockey exploits - that's evident"
"He writes of both four and two-legged racing characters with an insider's appreciation, wonder and wit."
"Many of his tales are not only tale, they're also high, wide and handsome. This is affectionate, entertaining sports nostalgia..."
—Stewart Brown, The Hamilton Spectator

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550173598
Publisher:
Harbour Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
08/12/2005
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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