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Gretzky's Tears: Hockey, Canada and the Day Everything Changed

Brunt, Stephen (SIGNED)

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ISBN 10: 0307397297 / ISBN 13: 9780307397294
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada, Toronto, 2009
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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The story of Wayne Gretzky, #99 and his career in hockey. 255 pp. Grey boards have silver text on spine only. Spine ends slightly rubbed, ow book is as new. Unclipped ($34.95) DJ has bit of shelf wear, ow it too is as new. Dedication copy: " For Charles - Hope you enjoy the story/ or That other [underlined] dynasty /All the Best /Stephen Brunt/ 2009." SIGNED by AUTHOR. Bookseller's Inventory # 133319. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003319

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Title: Gretzky's Tears: Hockey, Canada and the Day ...

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, Toronto

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Paper Covered Boards

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Book Type: Dedication Copy

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Renowned sportswriter Stephen Brunt reveals how “the Great One,” who was bought and sold more than once, decided that the comfortable Canadian city where hockey ruled couldn’t compete with the slushy ice of a California franchise.

Bobby Orr’s career ended prematurely, with tears. Wayne Gretzky’s tears, unlike Orr’s, announced not an ending but another beginning. Gretzky’s Edmonton Oilers had four Stanley Cup victories, but Gretzky may then have had other goals in mind.

Beginning with his dad, Walter, and continuing with Nelson Skalbania, Peter Pocklington, Bruce McNall, Jerry Buss — and with the CBC’s Peter Gzowski as chronicler for the eager masses — the enormity of Gretzky’s talent attracted all sorts of people who were after a variety of vicarious thrills.

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Stephen Brunt is Canada’s premier sportswriter and commentator. In addition to Searching for Bobby Orr, he is also the author of Facing Ali: The Opposition Weighs In, and of The Way It Looks from Here: Contemporary Canadian Writing on Sports. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario, and in Winterhouse Brook, Newfoundland.

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