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02-03-2011, 06:17 PM
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Going away on vacation just wondering if anyone can recommend any good Flyer books?

I heard that Gene Hart wrote one and was a must read.......... Not sure if it was him who wrote it though, anyway any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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02-03-2011, 06:22 PM
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From a prior inquiry, I listed these books...Gormley's book (#4) is pretty good and recent.

PUBLICATIONS:
Since we get many suggestions regarding Flyers' publications, a list of known publications is compiled below. The first three listed are especially recommended.
  1. "Full Spectrum: The Complete History of the Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Club" by Jay Greenberg.
  2. "Score!: My Twenty-Five Years with the Broad Street Bullies" by Gene Hart.
  3. "Bobby Clarke and the Ferocious Flyers" by Stan Fischler.
  4. "Orange, Black and Blue" by Chuck Gormley.
  5. "Walking Together Forever: The Broad Street Bullies, Then and Now" by Jim Jackson.
  6. "Pelle Lindbergh: Behind the White Mask" by Bill Meltzer & Thomas Tynander.
  7. "The Broad Street Bullies: The Incredible Story of the Philadelphia Flyers" by Jack Chevalier (though this is rare and expensive).
  8. "Philadelphia Flyers Encyclopedia" by David Sherman.
  9. "The Greatest Players and Moments of the Philadelphia Flyers" by Stan Fischler.
  10. "The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Philadelphia Flyers: Heart-pounding, Jaw-dropping, and Gut-wrenching Moments from Philadelphia Flyers History" by Adam Kimelman.
  11. "100 Things Flyers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" by Adam Kimelman.
  12. "Jonesy: Put Your Head Down & Skate" by Keith Jones.
  13. "Journey Through Risk and Fear" by (Bernie) Parent, Paiva & Smith. Link -- http://bernieparent.net/blog/2011/01...risk-and-fear/
  14. "The Philadelphia Flyers: Supermen of the Ice" by Stan Fischler.
  15. "Open Net" by George Plimpton. A must for any hockey fan. The book is mostly about the author's tryout with the Bruins but it includes the notorious Flyers-Bruins' late 70s preseason game brawl at the Spectrum and that alone is worth the read.

DVDs:
  • Philadelphia Flyers 10 Greatest Games DVD Set
  • History of the Philadelphia Flyers


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02-03-2011, 06:27 PM
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From a prior inquiry, I listed these books...Gormley's book (#4) is pretty good and recent.

PUBLICATIONS:
Since we get many suggestions regarding Flyers' publications, a list of known publications is compiled below. The first three listed are especially recommended.
  1. "Full Spectrum: The Complete History of the Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Club" by Jay Greenberg.
  2. "Score!: My Twenty-Five Years with the Broad Street Bullies" by Gene Hart.
  3. "Bobby Clarke and the Ferocious Flyers" by Stan Fischler.
  4. "Orange, Black and Blue" by Chuck Gormley.
  5. "Walking Together Forever: The Broad Street Bullies, Then and Now" by Jim Jackson.
  6. "Pelle Lindbergh: Behind the White Mask" by Bill Meltzer & Thomas Tynander.
  7. "The Broad Street Bullies: The Incredible Story of the Philadelphia Flyers" by Jack Chevalier (though this is rare and expensive).
  8. "Philadelphia Flyers Encyclopedia" by David Sherman.
  9. "The Greatest Players and Moments of the Philadelphia Flyers" by Stan Fischler.
  10. "The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Philadelphia Flyers: Heart-pounding, Jaw-dropping, and Gut-wrenching Moments from Philadelphia Flyers History" by Adam Kimelman.
  11. "100 Things Flyers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" by Adam Kimelman.
  12. "Jonesy: Put Your Head Down & Skate" by Keith Jones
  13. "Open Net" by George Plimpton. A must for any hockey fan. The book is mostly about the author's tryout with the Bruins but it includes the notorious Flyers-Bruins' late 70s preseason game brawl at the Spectrum and that alone is worth the read.

DVDs:
  • Philadelphia Flyers 10 Greatest Games DVD Set
  • History of the Philadelphia Flyers
MSE! Of course you would be right on it! Thanks alot buddy.

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02-03-2011, 06:29 PM
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Haha, I made this same inquiry not too long ago, and he was there to help almost immediately as well.

You're an amazing resource!

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Going away on vacation just wondering if anyone can recommend any good Flyer books?

I heard that Gene Hart wrote one and was a must read.......... Not sure if it was him who wrote it though, anyway any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
"Score", if you can find a copy, thats a must read. Think it's long out of print but I found a used copy for a friend pretty cheap on Amazon a couple of years ago.

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"The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Philadelphia Flyers: Heart-pounding, Jaw-dropping, and Gut-wrenching Moments from Philadelphia Flyers History" by Adam Kimelman.

I have this. It's very, very good. Totally recommend it

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I loved the "Orange, Black and Blue" by Gormley. Nice stories/info in there.

Only issue was that I found about 6 spelling/grammatical errors. That bugged me.

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I know Gormley personally. He's a good guy and "Orange, Black, and Blue" is a great book. Tons of really cool stories from the team's inception until 2009. It's where I learned that Joni Pitkanen was a moron.

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Thanks, looks like I'm going with Score, and Gormley's book. #1 on MSE's list is pretty expensive but I'll pick it up another time.

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Used an Amazon gift card just the other night on 100 Things Flyers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die.

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I loved the "Orange, Black and Blue" by Gormley. Nice stories/info in there.

Only issue was that I found about 6 spelling/grammatical errors. That bugged me.
I remember the "knew/new" error.

One of the books spelled a player's name (Sittler?) incorrectly more than once, too.

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Hmmm. Maybe I'll sell my copy of No. 7.
Nope.


Anyway, right next to my copy of "Open Net" is "The Game" by Ken Dryden. Not Flyers, but another exceptional hockey book.

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I've heard good of "The Final Call" by Kerry Fraser. Not a Flyers book, but a ref who is an NJ resident.

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"The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Philadelphia Flyers: Heart-pounding, Jaw-dropping, and Gut-wrenching Moments from Philadelphia Flyers History" by Adam Kimelman.

I have this. It's very, very good. Totally recommend it
Same, really good book.

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I loved the "Orange, Black and Blue" by Gormley. Nice stories/info in there.

Only issue was that I found about 6 spelling/grammatical errors. That bugged me.
Jonesy's book was an editing nightmare. Its content was hilarious and it was a good read, but the typos and the tense-switching and other mistakes that should be corrected with good editing were really distracting sometimes.

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Used an Amazon gift card just the other night on 100 Things Flyers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die.

Chapter 55 is bookmark Flyershistory

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I have the Chevalier book and highly recommend it if you want to read up on the Flyers cup years and can get your hands on a copy.

Another good one from the cup years is "The Philadelphia Flyers: Supermen of the Ice" by Stan Fischler

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From a Flyers' history perspective, the must-have books are The Broad Street Bullies, Full Spectrum, Gene Hart's Score, The Good, Bad and the Ugly and Walking Together Forever.

Add Bernie Parent's ghosted autobiography "Bernie!" to the extensive list of Flyers-related books through the years. It's long since out-of-print.

Eventually, if I ever get time to write another book, I would like to do a Fred Shero biography.

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