Title: Putting a Roof on Winter : Hockey's Rise from Sport to Spectacle. 1st in dj.
Publisher:  Greystone Books, Vancouver, 2000, ISBN:1550547984
Seller ID: 95725
McKINLEY, Michael. Putting a Roof on Winter : Hockey's Rise from Sport to Spectacle. (Vancouver, BC): Greystone Books, a division of Douglas & McIntyre, (2000). First Printing. Pp. (8),-280, + 24 p. of black and white photos. Illustrated. 8vo, black paper covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. "Delving deeply into hockey's archives, he writes of the fire and passion underlying the facts and statistics. With a storyteller's artistry, he shapes hockey's legends intoa freshly painted pageant of gods and mortals, saints and serpents who move through hockey's indoor temples with such bravura that we cheer, curse, and sometimes weep over their exploits. Mythic early heroes -- Cyclone Taylor, Newsy Lalonde, Hobehy Baker. The tragic geniusof Howie Morenz. The incendiary brilliance of Rocket Richard. The doomed h eroism of Bobby Orr. Tyrannical owners -- the Red Wings' despotic Jack Adams, the Leafs' brilliant, bigoted, and bullying Conn Smythe. The unlikely saviours of a nation's pride in the first Canada-Soviet Summit Series. Combining rich period detail, gripping narrative, and thrilling hockey action, 'Putting a Roof on Winter' brilliantly explores the changing identity of a game that has become for those who love it, the meaning of life in winter." -from the dj. Very good in dust jacket. 20.00