Very Good. 8vo. (viii) 204 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. This includes a dropped-in copy of the Pro Set 1991 Hall of Fame card featuring the Punch Line in sepia tones: Rocket Richard; Elmer Lach; and Toe Blake. The Contents are: Did You Recognize Maurice Richard on the Main Street of the Village; A Childhood on Skates; The War Is Coming; You'll Be a Canadien My Son; When a Man Becomes a Rocket; Politics Is Hiding Inside Sport; The Knight Against the Dragons; Let's Set Fire to the Forum and Wake Up the Canadiens; Can Hockey Remain the Same When the Landscape Is Changing; A Historical Error; The Homer of the Province of Quebec; A Resurrection on the Rink; Facing Four Hundred Saracens on His Own; Fire Broken Windows Stones Throw-Like At the Bastille; The Return of Toe Blake; A Piece of Rubber Unites an Entire People; and The Gods of Olympus Drive Away a Mortal; followed by an index.
Like New in Like New jacket. ISBN: 0-670-88375-1 Binding is tight, light shelf rubbing to the spine ends; little to no wear. Bound in grey hardcovers, with a burgundy 1/4 spine. Dust jacket top of the spine is rubbed; little wear. Quite clean. [The author] captures a world in which a brooding, taciturn athlete, who hated to speak publicly and rarely expressed opinions on anything, became a powerful, enduring symbol for French Canadians at a time when they felt painfully vulnerable amongst Canada's English majority. Illustrated. 304 pages.
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