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05-05-2013, 07:33 PM
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At a LW (Liquidation World) in Mississauga, I found The Power of Two (Carl Brewer book) for $3. Has good reviews from what I see so I picked it up, just have to order a copy of Net Worth as well.

They have LW's around Canada. One I got was from SEast Mississauga but since it's a chain, good chance that the other ones have more books: http://www.lwstores.com/maps/FindStore.aspx

The other books they had were I'd Trade Him Again (Pockilngton), Stories From The Broadcast Booth (McFarlane), 2010 Olympic Gold, History of Canadian Hockey at the Olympics, another broadcast related one which had three guys including Gretzky on the cover, and a couple more....they were all $3.

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Bought 4 books today that I've been meaning to pick up for a long time now.

Robinson For The Defence: Larry Robinson Autobiography
Lions In Winter
Road Games: A Year In The Life Of The NHL
Brett: His Own Story - Brett Hull Autobiography

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05-23-2013, 04:26 PM
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Found just the book I was looking for (though it's outdated by 10 years but I'm fairly sure nothing has been made similar since then). It's called Players A-Z and has a profile of thousands of players in a paragraph or two with really small text. The thing is almost a thousand pages. I found it at a used store....the regular price is $60....no wonder some of those don't sell lol. This will really help me out when making hockey cards for certain players with little information so that I have something to write about them and it's fun to flip through. I only wish it had less players who can be deemed as basically non-regulars.

Also found a Hockey's Golden Era book, an Original Six coffee table book, and an "oral history" of the Habs by Dick Irvin. There are so many cool hockey books published before, I wish someone would do a list of all the non-child ones. Sometimes I'm amazed when I find a biography of a certain player which I didn't know existed. Pierre Pilote btw has a biography coming out later in the year that I'm looking forward to as not many O6 players wrote one though it seems that several from the 70s/80s did.

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05-23-2013, 06:40 PM
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Found just the book I was looking for (though it's outdated by 10 years but I'm fairly sure nothing has been made similar since then). It's called Players A-Z and has a profile of thousands of players in a paragraph or two with really small text. The thing is almost a thousand pages. I found it at a used store....the regular price is $60....no wonder some of those don't sell lol. This will really help me out when making hockey cards for certain players with little information so that I have something to write about them and it's fun to flip through. I only wish it had less players who can be deemed as basically non-regulars.
I loved that A-Z book and wish they would release an updated version of it. It's a perfect companion to go side-by-side with a player's page on hockey-reference.com. H-R has all the stats for a player, and A-Z would describe what kind of player he was, highlights, anecdotes, etc. The best part is that it would often mention what the player did for a living after he retired. It was a little too pro-Toronto Maple Leafs for my taste, but other than that it's easily one of my favorite hockey books ever.
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05-25-2013, 11:59 PM
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I loved that A-Z book and wish they would release an updated version of it. It's a perfect companion to go side-by-side with a player's page on hockey-reference.com. H-R has all the stats for a player, and A-Z would describe what kind of player he was, highlights, anecdotes, etc. The best part is that it would often mention what the player did for a living after he retired. It was a little too pro-Toronto Maple Leafs for my taste, but other than that it's easily one of my favorite hockey books ever.

That is also a very good book.
Podnieks is clearly a leafs fan, based on his other books, so it's pretty obvious that book will have a Leafs bias (i've noticed it too!)

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A good book is STOP IT BACK IT UP .It'-s a Howie Meeker book and talks about every year he'-s played coached and watched in the media.He picks the good players and great players and describes in detail some of the greats

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Anybody who recommends "Lords of the Rinks The Emergence of the National Hockey League, 1875-1936"?
Is it a good book?

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The Habs by Dick Irvin is indeed a very good book, although Lions in Winter by Chrys Goyens and Allen Turowetz is my desert island Canadiens book. It only goes up to 1986 but it's absolutely fantastic.

The Rocket by Roch Carrier is also a fun book. Kind of a cross between a biography of Carrier, a social history of the Quebecois during that time and a tribute to Richard. It's expertly translated as well, by the same woman who does all the English translations of the best Quebecois authors.

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Anybody who recommends "Lords of the Rinks The Emergence of the National Hockey League, 1875-1936"?
Is it a good book?
It's dry, but packed with information and insight on the business side of hockey.

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Anybody who recommends "Lords of the Rinks The Emergence of the National Hockey League, 1875-1936"?
Is it a good book?
Maybe try Putting A Roof On Winter and How The NHL Conquered Hockey if you're interested in that subject matter (the 2nd one is floating online).

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Maybe try Putting A Roof On Winter and How The NHL Conquered Hockey if you're interested in that subject matter (the 2nd one is floating online).
Thanks, will check out those two.

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Looking For Books On The Pre-NHL

What books are out there on the NHA, WCHL, PCHA.

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The Trail of the Stanley Cup Volume I

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What books are out there on the NHA, WCHL, PCHA.
The Trail of the Stanley Cup Volume I by Charles Coleman.

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10-18-2013, 04:32 PM
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NHA →‎ NHL

Morey Holzman and Joseph Nieforth – Deceptions and Doublecross: How the NHL Conquered Hockey

PCHA

Eric Whitehead – The Patricks: Hockey's Royal Family
Craig H. Bowlsby – Empire of Ice: The Rise and Fall of the PCHA, 1911–1926

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NHA →‎ NHL

Morey Holzman and Joseph Nieforth Deceptions and Doublecross: How the NHL Conquered Hockey

PCHA

Eric Whitehead The Patricks: Hockey's Royal Family
Craig H. Bowlsby Empire of Ice: The Rise and Fall of the PCHA, 19111926
there's your answer right there.

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Eric Whitehead The Patricks: Hockey's Royal Family
Craig H. Bowlsby Empire of Ice: The Rise and Fall of the PCHA, 19111926
If I'm planning on only getting one of these two PCHA books which one do you guys recommend?

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If I'm planning on only getting one of these two PCHA books which one do you guys recommend?
Empire on ice, easily.

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Empire on ice, easily.
Thanks. I was leaning towards that one, so that's good to hear. Is the only way to get that still to contact the author directly?

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Good question. I'm not actually sure. I forget how I got mine. I thought the one with the singular distribution channel was the one with all the GM interviews.

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You can also try abe.com. The Advanced Book Exchange carries many out of print and rare books from dealers all over North America. Sometimes there is a great deal, sometimes a hefty cost.

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12-03-2013, 02:31 PM
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^ I actually found that Patricks book luckily at a Value Village. In fact, I'm pretty sure that 95% of the hockey books I have a physical copy of are from either thrift stores or library book sales and they're cheap.

Haven't gotten to reading that book yet but it looks interesting.

How's the Harper book btw?

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Anybody read "The NHL: 100 Years of On-Ice Action and Boardroom Battles"? Been thinking of getting that and Harpers book and I was wondering what everybody else thought about them.

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One of my favourites is Inside Maple Leaf Gardens: The Rise and Fall of the Toronto Maple Leafs by William Houston. Very powerful chronicle of the house that Conn Smythe built and that Harold Ballard nearly destroyed.

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Whaaat.

http://www.amazon.ca/The-Red-Machine.../dp/0385252722

"3 used from CDN$ 523.09"

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