Through the years the game of hockey has expanded from its humble origins in Great Britain and France until it is now one of the fastest growing sports in the world. This book examines the history of the game and looks at some of its most exciting moments and individuals. Among others, Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky share space with the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" when young American Olympians defeated the powerful Soviet Union squad.
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"The six short chapters of this well-researched and well-organized history are dotted with good-quality, informative black-and-white photographs and reproductions. This book is...appealing in content and format...and should be a boon to anyone interested in the sport, where it came from, and where it is going."
-- School Library Journal (July 2001) (School Library Journal 20010701)
"These titles in the History of Sports series are bound to be popular, even with reluctant readers, for reports and recreational reading. Each book explores how and when the sport started as recreation and as competition, the development of rules and equipment, the roles of athletes and spectators, the top medalists through the years, and what's happening now in the US and abroad. The series design is readable, with clear type, black-and-white action photos, and useful sidebars."
-- Booklist (September 2002) (Booklist 20020901)
"Stewart examines the origins and philosophy of this sport, traces the evolution of its rules and game strategy, and highlights some outstanding players. The relevant sidebars are a plus, and include discussions of racism in the sport...Extensive notes and charts of awards and statistics are appended along with a list of further reading."
-- School Library Journal (June 2001) (School Library Journal 20010601)
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Book Description Lucent Books, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1560067454