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The Rocket: A Cultural History of Maurice Richard

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The Rocket: A Cultural History of Maurice Richard

by Benoit Melancon, Fred A Reed (Translator), Jean Beliveau (Afterword by)

About this title: In his 18 years with the Montreal Canadiens (1942-1960), Maurice Richard's story appeared everywhere from novels to songs, and his name marked streets and public squares. In this entertaining and lavishly illustrated biography, cultural historian Benoit Melancon traces the Rocket's elevation from mortal to myth. The book's opening pages revisit Richard's greatest feats and most memorable moments, from his 1955 suspension for hitting a referee to his standoff with NHL president Clarence Campbell that became a symbol of ... read more

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