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Riassunto: The book that hockey fans have been waiting for: the definitive, unauthorized account of the man many say was the greatest player the game has ever seen.
The legend of Bobby Orr is one of the most enduring in sport. Even those who have never played the game of hockey know that the myth surrounding Canada?s great pastime originates in places like Bobby Orr?s Parry Sound. In the glory years of the Original Six ? an era when the majority of NHLers were Canadian ? hockey players seemed to emerge fully formed from our frozen rivers and backyard rinks, to have found the source of their genius somehow in the landscape. Like Mozart, they just appeared ? Howie Morenz, Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard and Bobby Orr ? spun out of the elements, prodigies, geniuses, originals, to stoke the fantasy of a nation united around a puck.
Bobby Orr redefined the defensive style of hockey; there was nothing like it before him. He was the first to infuse the defenseman position with offensive juice, driving up the ice, setting up players and scoring some goals of his own. He was the first player to win three straight MVP awards, the first defenseman to score twenty or more goals in a season. His most famous goal won the Boston Bruins the Stanley Cup in 1970 ? for the first time in twenty-nine years ? against the St. Louis Blues in overtime. But history will also remember Bobby Orr as a key figure in the Alan Eagleson scandal, and as the unfortunate player forced into early retirement in 1978 because of his injuries. His is a story of dramatic highs and lows.
In Searching for Bobby Orr, Canada?s foremost sportswriter gives us a compelling and graceful look at the life and times of Bobby Orr that is also a revealing portrait of a game and a country in transition.
So Bobby Orr could skate, he could stickhandle, he could fight when he had to. He could shoot without looking at the net, without tipping a goaltender as to what was coming. His slapshot came without a big windup, and was deadly accurate. Skating backwards, defending, he was all but unbeatable one on one. He could poke check the puck away, or muscle a forward into the boards. In front of his own net, stronger on his feet than his skinny frame would suggest, he wouldn?t be moved. But there was more?
?from Searching for Bobby Orr
From the Hardcover edition.
Dall'editore: "(Stephen Brunt) delivers an exceptional piece of work...Those of us who missed out watching Orr in his prime can't help but feel we were cheated, and the precision of Brunt's portrait of the player only makes the sting sharper." -The Globe and Mail
"Even if you're not a die hard hockey fan, even if you know nada about hockey, this one will pull you in."-Winnipeg Free Press
"An impressive look into the life of a legend...Enough to satisfy any hockey fan." - Calgary Herald
"A classic of hockey literature....If you read one book about hockey this year, make it Searching for Bobby Orr."-The Sun Times(Owen Sound)
Titolo: Searching for Bobby Orr
Casa editrice: Seal Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2007
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Seal Books, 2007. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP32917490
Descrizione libro Seal Books. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2548599029
Descrizione libro Seal Books, 2007. Condizione libro: Fair. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP12658797
Descrizione libro Seal Books. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Codice libro della libreria G1400025338I3N00
Descrizione libro Seal Books. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Codice libro della libreria G1400025338I3N01
Descrizione libro Seal Books, 2007. Mass Market Paperback. 7 X 4.20 X 1.40 inches; 416 pages. Codice libro della libreria 05390
Descrizione libro Seal Books, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-217-83-9717419
Descrizione libro Seal Books, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New item. Codice libro della libreria QX-217-83-9717419