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Tough Guys: Hockey Rivals in Times of War and Disaster

Tough Guys: Hockey Rivals in Times of War and Disaster

by Eric Zweig

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The true story of hockey's original tough guys.


The true story of hockey's original tough guys.

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Children's Literature - Amanda Ledbetter
The Stanley Cup has been professional hockey's top honor for nearly one hundred years. Its rich history is packed with stories of miraculous triumphs and heart-wrenching defeats. Of all the season included in its legacy, the story of the undecided playoffs of 1919 may be the most tragic. Zweig takes readers through the facts leading up to that fateful series, outlining the key players and teams involved. The influence of World War I and the Spanish Flu epidemic are discussed, placing the 1918-1919 season in historical context. Hockey fans will enjoy the frequent sidebar notes that provide further explanation of how the sport has evolved into what we play today. Readers who do not know much about hockey may want to familiarize themselves with the basic rules of the game in order to more easily follow the story line. The story also includes many names of players, places, and teams which can, at times, be confusing to keep straight. However, the impact of the story is so great that by its end readers cannot help but be drawn into the excitement and suspense of the 1919 playoff series and its unfortunate ending. Reviewer: Amanda Ledbetter

Product Details

Lorimer, James & Company, Limited
Publication date:
Lorimer Recordbooks Series
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

ERIC ZWEIG has written about sports and sports history for many major publications, including the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail. He has also been a writer/producer with CBC Radio Sports and TSN SportsRadio, and written several popular books about hockey, including the Recordbooks volumes Star Power and Long Shot. He lives in Owen Sound, Ontario, with his family.

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