Mr. Hockey

Mr. Hockey

My Story

Book - 2014
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"Big, skilled, mean, and nearly indestructible, Howe dominated hockey for decades. Today any bruising forward hopes to be compared with the guy who wore number 9 for Detroit for so many years. His incredible twenty consecutive seasons among the top five scorers in the NHL. Scoring 100 points after the age of forty. Playing for Team Canada against the Russians while sharing the ice with his two sons. What seems even less likely is that another player will suit up as a professional hockey player in six different decades. When fans and players talk about Gordie Howe, it's not so much the player they revere as the man. Despite Howe's unyielding ferocity on the ice, his name has long been a byword for decency, generosity, and honesty off it. Going back to Howe's Depression-era roots and following him into the present, Mr. Hockey is the definitive account of the game's most incredible legacy"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking, 2014
ISBN: 9780670068722
Branch Call Number: 796.962 HOW NVD
Characteristics: xiii, 242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm

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writermala
Aug 05, 2016

This is the story of Gordie Howe's Hockey career lasting five decades; but it is more than that. The story begins even before Howe started playing. It talks of his tough life in Saskatchewan and how this toughness proved useful in later years.
If the book seems to be somewhat like bragging just stop and think who is writing it. Gordie Howe owned the record books till Wayne Gretzky came along.
If you are a hockey fan you'll love this book. If you're not a hockey fan you just might become one on reading it! Regardless, a wonderful read.

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msemos
Jul 21, 2015

quick read. the author doesn't bog down in giving histories of his uncles and aunts, great grandparents. he gives enough history of his immediate family to make sense of his life. lots of hockey stories from a golden age of the sport

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dwcharles
May 24, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by how Mr. Hockey comes across in this memoir. He tells his story, growing up, playing hockey, his family life, and life after hockey, in a genuine, down to earth style. The reader feels like Gordie is actually sitting opposite and sharing his story first hand. If you're a fan of Howe, or hockey history, you'll enjoy it immensely.

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ostwald
Apr 14, 2015

I have read the book and I had liked it this book is for hockey players and coaches to read

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