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Hockey Biographies

Scotty Bowman
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Scotty Bowman : A Life in Hockey

by Douglas Hunter

Published in October 1998 by Triumph Books. A four hundred page hardback book covering the life of one of the top coaches in NHL history.

Pavel Bure : The Riddle of the Russian Rocket
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Pavel Bure : The Riddle of the Russian Rocket 

by Kerry Banks

A 208 page hardcover book published in December 1999 by Douglas & McIntyre Ltd. 

An award-winning journalist delves into the mysteries of Bure's life, including allegations of involvement with the Russian Mafia; his troubled relationship with his father; the feuds with the media and with the Canucks' management; his ambivalent attitude towards his intensely adoring fans. 20 b/w illustrations.

Also in paperback, this 286 page edition was published in December 2001 by Greystone Books. 

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Hockey Heroes : 
Peter Forsberg
 

by Michael Harling

A 48 page large format paperback published in February 2000 by Greystone Books. 

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ull-colour photos illustrate the career-to-date of one of Sweden's top stars. A well written comprehensive mini-biography. Although aimed primarily at teenagers, they are just the thing for adults who want to get to the facts without any padding.
Fury : Inside the Life of Theoren Fleury
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Fury : Inside the Life of Theoren Fleury

by Andrew H Malcolm

A 340 page hardcover book published in April 1998 by McClelland & Stewart.

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99 : My Life in Pictures

by Wayne Gretzky, John Davidson and  Dan Diamond (Editor)

This 240 page hardcover book was published in October 1999 by Total Sports. Hockey fans of all over the world will enjoy this photographic celebration of the best hockey player to ever tie on skates. Includes photographs of his first goal as a pee-wee and his final wave to the fans at Madison Square Garden - and everything in between. In 21 professional seasons he rewrote hockey's record book. John Davidson, a former NHL goalie, recalls Gretzky's brilliance in his introductory essay "The Meaning of Wayne."

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Wayne Gretzky : The Great One

by Gerald Redmond

This paperback was published in September 1993 by the E C W Press.
The Great One : The Life and Times of Wayne Gretzky
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The Great One : The Life and Times of Wayne Gretzky

by Andrew Podnieks

A 160 page hardcover book published in November 1999 by Triumph Books.  The Great One celebrates Gretzky, from his early days as Brantford, Ontario's whiz kid, all the way to his Stanley Cup glories. The Great One includes a compilation of number 99's records of achievement and game-by-game statistics for his two decades of excellence. The book also includes rare interviews, anecdotes, and little-known facts about Gretzky.

Includes more than 120 photographs.

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Wayne Gretzky : The Great Goodbye

by Scott Morrison (Editor)

Published in paperback by Firefly Books in May 1999 and illustrated throughout with 90 full-colour and 10 black & white photographs, this keepsake book follows Gretzky from his early days in Brantford, Ontario to Edmonton - Los Angeles - St Louis and finally to New York.

Dominik Hasek
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Hockey Heroes : 
Dominik Hasek
 

by Sean Rossiter

A 48 page paperback book published in September 1999 by Greystone Books.

Although aimed primarily at teenagers, they are just the thing for adults who want to get to the facts without any padding.
Gordie Howe : My Hockey Memories
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Gordie Howe : My Hockey Memories 

by Gordie Howe

A 160 page hardcover book published in October 1999 by Firefly Books.

Gordie Howe played 32 seasons in the top flight of hockey. During that time, he won four Stanley Cups and nine Prince of Wales Trophies. He won both the Hart Trophy and the Art Ross Trophy six times. He appeared in 20 All-Star games. 

Lavishly illustrated with images from the Harold Barkley Archives, plus photos and memorabilia from the Howe family's own extensive collection, this book is a fitting tribute to the man known throughout North America as "Mr Hockey".
Brett : His Own Story
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Brett : His Own Story 

by Brett Hull and Kevin Allen

A 224 page paperback published in October 1999 by Triumph Books.

Brett Hull, NHL sensation and offspring of the legendary Bobby Hull, has filled his father's skates and then some, leading the NHL in goals over the last ten seasons, winning the prestigious Lady Byng trophy and the Hart trophy, and powering his way into the upper echelon of hockey stars. A key member of the successful Dallas Stars, Brett tells his own story and shares his troubles and triumphs. Through all the pressure and controversy that comes with being an NHL great, he strives to stay on top of his game and to maintain an easy going attitude. "My only game plan," he writes, "is to keep smilin' and shootin'. It's just the way I am."
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Hockey Heroes : Jaromir Jagr 

by Michael Harling

A 44 page large format paperback published in July 2002 by Greystone Books. 

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ull-colour photos illustrate the career-to-date of one of NHL's top stars. A well written comprehensive mini-biography. Although aimed primarily at teenagers, they are just the thing for adults who want to get to the facts without any padding.
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Hockey Heroes : Curtis Joseph 

by Kerry Banks

A 44 page large format paperback published in July 2002 by Greystone Books. 

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ull-colour photos illustrate the career-to-date of one of Canada's top stars. A well written comprehensive mini-biography. Although aimed primarily at teenagers, they are just the thing for adults who want to get to the facts without any padding.
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Hockey Heroes : Paul Kariya 

by Andrew Podnieks

A 48 page large format paperback published in February 2000 by Greystone Books. 

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ull-colour photos illustrate the career-to-date of one of Canada's top stars. A well written comprehensive mini-biography. Although aimed primarily at teenagers, they are just the thing for adults who want to get to the facts without any padding.
Hockey Heroes : Mario Lemieux
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Hockey Heroes :
Mario Lemieux

by Sean Rossiter

A 60 page hardcover book published in November 2001 by Greystone Books. 

This hardback edition in the Hockey Heroes series brings you right up to date with Lemieux's career - from a three year old in the basement of his home in a suburb of Montreal to the player/owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins and his triumphant comeback to the NHL in 2001.  As with other books in this series it is well written and superbly illustrated with full colour images from the Bruce Bennett Studios.
Mario Lemieux : Best There Ever Was
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Mario Lemieux : Best There Ever Was 

by Dave Molinari, Chuck Finder and Ron Cook

A 160 page hardcover book published in May 1997 by Masters Press. 

The compelling story of the great player, his comeback from Hodgkins Disease and major back surgery.
Mario Lemieux : The Final Period
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Mario Lemieux : The Final Period 

by Marc Serota (Photographer), Tom McMillan (Editor)

A 128 page 'photographs plus text' hardcover book published in September 1997 by Triumph Books.

One for the Mario Lemieux fan - "an adult picture book" - it covers Lemieux throughout his final season.
The Big M : The Frank Mahovlich Story
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The Big M : The Frank Mahovlich Story

by Ted Mahovlich

This 244 page hardcover book was published in September 1999 by Sports Publishing. 

The Big M is the story of the quiet and self-effacing hockey legend whose mighty strides and explosive shot contributed to six Stanley Cup teams. Ted Mahovlich, Frank's son, spent four years researching archives and conducting interviews for The Big M. The interviewees included such hockey greats as Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Guy LaFluer and Rocket Richard.
Messier : Hockey's Dragonslayer
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Messier : Hockey's Dragonslayer 

by Rick Carpiniello & Brian Leech

A 212 page paperback book published in October 1999 by McGregor Publishing, Inc.

The book has a foreword by Brian Leetch.

The book itself is must for Messier fans as it follows his career and provides some insight on the trade that sent Messier to Vancouver.
The Autobiography of Willie O'Ree : Hockey's Black Pioneer (NHL Books)
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The Autobiography of Willie O'Ree : Hockey's Black Pioneer (NHL Books) 

by Willie O'Ree, Michael McKinley & Cuba Gooding

A 104 page paperback book published in January 2000 by Somerville House.

This book is aimed at pre-teens but would be of interest to anyone involved with introducing underprivileged kids to hockey.

Remembering the Rocket : A Celebration
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Remembering the Rocket : A Celebration
 
Edited by Craig MacInnis

A 128 page illustrated hardcover book. 

This edition was published in October 1998 by Stoddart Publishing.
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Hockey Heroes : Patrick Roy 

by Andrew Podnieks

A 48 page paperback book published in September 1998 by Greystone Books.

Although aimed primarily at teenagers, they are just the thing for adults who want to get to the facts without any padding.
Sawchuk : The Troubles and Triumphs of the World's Greatest Goalie
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Sawchuk : The Troubles and Triumphs of the World's Greatest Goalie 

by David Michael Dupuis

A 320 page hardcover book published in October 1998 by Stoddart Publishing.

Terry Sawchuck was a gifted athlete who was glorious in pursuit of goaltending excellence, but who suffered from personal demons that led ultimately to his death at the end of an unparallaled career. He was a man beset by psychological and physical problems that would have ended any career. This book is about Sawchuk, his wife and family, team-mates and friends who were with him throughout his life, who remain loyal to his memory despite his incessant alcoholism, womanizing and violent tendencies. 
Teemu Selanne
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Hockey Heroes : Teemu Selanne 

by Kerry Banks

A 48 page paperback book published in September 1999 by Greystone Books.

Although aimed primarily at teenagers, they are just the thing for adults who want to get to the facts without any padding.
Brendan Shanahan : The Power Forward (Sport Snaps)
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Brendan Shanahan : The Power Forward (Sport Snaps) 

by Paul Harris & Tami Lent

A 56 page paperback book published in February 2000 by GHB Publishers.

Mats Sundin
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Hockey Heroes : Mats Sundin 

by Kerry Banks

A 48 page paperback book published in September 1998 by Greystone Books.

Although aimed primarily at teenagers, they are just the thing for adults who want to get to the facts without any padding.
Tarasov
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Tarasov : The Father of Russian Hockey : Hockey's Rise to International Prominence Through the Eyes of a Coaching Legend

by Anatoly Tarasov (Translated by Svetlana Kokhanovskaya)

Published in October 1997. One of the greatest hockey coaches ever reviews the history of Russian hockey.
Steve Yzerman : The Quiet Captain (Sport Snaps)
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Steve Yzerman : The Quiet Captain (Sport Snaps) 

by Paul Harris & Tami Lent

A 56 page paperback book published in January 2000 by GHB Publishers.


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