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    Bon: The Last Highway The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC’s Back In Black Jesse Fink
    9781770414099 Paperback MUSIC / Individual Composer & Musician On Sale Date: November 07, 2017
    $22.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 1.16 in | 504 pages Carton Quantity: 21 Canadian Rights: Y ECW Press
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      The death of Bon Scott is the Da Vinci Code of rock

      In death, AC/DC’s trailblazing frontman has become a rock icon, and the legend of the man known around the world simply as “Bon” grows with each passing year. But how much of it is myth?

      At the heart of Bon: The Last Highway is a special — and unlikely — friendship between an Australian rock star and an alcoholic Texan troublemaker. Jesse Fink, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, reveals its importance for the first time.

      Leaving no stone unturned in a three-year journey that begins in Austin and ends in London, Fink takes the reader back to a legendary era for music that saw the relentless AC/DC machine achieve its commercial breakthrough but also threaten to come apart. With unprecedented access to Bon’s lovers, newly unearthed documents, and a trove of never-before-seen photos, Fink divulges startling new information about Bon’s last hours to solve the mystery of how he died.

      Music fans around the world have been waiting for the original, forensic, unflinching, and masterful biography Bon Scott so richly deserves — and now, finally, it’s here.

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      Jesse Fink was born in London in 1973. He is the author of The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, which was released in more than 20 countries. Bon: The Last Highway is his fourth book. He divides his time between Sydney, Australia, and São Paulo, Brazil, with his wife and daughter.
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      “It's hands down the most informative look at AC/DC's golden years, 1977-80, ever.” — The Canton Repository

      “Wildly obsessive and doggedly researched, Bon: The Last Highway sifts through the myths for the truth of what happened to Bon Scott on his last day on earth. Jesse Fink, who seemingly spoke to everyone, moves through a complex web of misconceptions, biases, and addiction-marred memories, connecting narrative strands and hitherto unknown facts. As with Hank Williams – another iconic singer who died mysteriously in the backseat of a car on a lost highway – the story of Bon Scott and his tragic demise may never be accurately known, but this one-man investigation, born of respect for the truth and for Scott as a human being, blazes a new trail.” — Joe Bonomo, author of AC/DC's Highway To Hell (33 1/3 Series)

      “Very eye opening. . . Jesse Fink has done rock fans a great service. He dispels the many myths about how AC/DC's Bon Scott lived and died, and in doing so, brings to life one of the most influential, memorable, and complex figures in rock history.” — Greg Renoff, author of Van Halen Rising

      “It was an honour to be interviewed for this book.” — Barry Bergman, AC/DC's publisher and ‘surrogate manager’

      “Jesse Fink is not the first writer to suggest that there's something fishy about the official version of Scott's death and its aftermath, but no one else has offered such a plausible or exhaustively researched alternative theory. . . Vindicating old school journalistic rigour, Fink compiles a vast testimony from multiple sources and invites the reader to decide where the truth lies. . . It's a dense, tangled tale, but Fink reveals the humanity behind the myth.” – MOJO Magazine

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    Head of Drama The Memoir of Sydney Newman Sydney Newman Canada, Graeme Burk Canada, Ted Kotcheff Canada
    9781770413047 Paperback PERFORMING ARTS / Television On Sale Date: September 05, 2017
    $29.95 CAD 6 x 9 in | 592 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y ECW Press
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      The memoir of the creator of Doctor Who and a legend in British and Canadian TV and film

      A major influence on the BBC and independent television in Britain in the 1960s, as well as on CBC and the National Film Board in Canada, Sydney Newman acted as head of drama at a key period in the history of television. For the first time, his comprehensive memoirs — written in the years before his death in 1997 — are being made public.

      Born to a poor Jewish family in the tenements of Queen Street in Toronto, Newman’s artistic talent got him a job at the NFB under John Grierson. He then became one of the first producers at CBC TV before heading overseas to the U.K. where he revitalized drama programming. Harold Pinter and Alun Owen were playwrights whom Newman nurtured, and their contemporary, socially conscious plays were successful, both artistically and commercially. At the BBC, overseeing a staff of 400, he developed a science fiction show that flourishes to this day: Doctor Who.

      Providing further context to Newman’s memoir is an in-depth biographical essay by Graeme Burk, which positions Newman’s legacy in the history of television, and an afterword by one of Sydney’s daughters, Deirdre Newman.

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      Sydney Newman received the Order of Canada in 1981. Graeme Burk is the author of three books on Doctor Who; he lives in Ottawa, Ontario. Ted Kotcheff is the author of Director’s Cut, a memoir of his life directing more than 50 television shows and 20 films; he lives in Los Angeles, California.
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      “In a modern age where ‘get up and go’ ambition has been replaced with the need for multiple college degrees, Newman's story of climbing the executive ladder on grit and blarney may be an eye-opener . . . If you're a fan of The Avengers or Doctor Who(especially if you saw the film An Adventure in Space and Time and wondered about that bombastic man ordering Jessica Raine's Verity Lambert about), you probably will enjoy Newman's story.” — A Cozy Nook to Read In blog

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    Dream Given Form The Unofficial Guide to the Universe of Babylon 5 1st edition Ensley F. Guffey, K. Dale Koontz
    9781770412651 Paperback PERFORMING ARTS / Television Publication Date: September 19, 2017
    $22.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 1.13 in | 480 pages Canadian Rights: Y ECW Press
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      The only comprehensive critical guide to the beloved sci-fi phenomenon

      A Dream Given Form provides an accessible, comprehensive, and critical look at Babylon 5, one of the most groundbreaking series of all time. Nearly 20 years after the show ended, this indispensable companion not only covers all five seasons of Babylon 5, but also the feature-length TV movies, the spinoff series Crusade (including three non-produced episodes), The Legend of the Rangers, The Lost Tales, the canonical novels, the DC comic book series, and the short stories set in the Babylon 5 universe. Each season and text is explored thoroughly with an in-depth look at how the individual episodes, books, stories, and comics fit into larger ongoing storylines.

      Carefully constructed to be enjoyed by both those who have watched the series multiple times and viewers watching for the first time, A Dream Given Form elucidates without spoiling and illuminates without nitpicking.

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      K. Dale Koontz is the author of Faith and Choice in the Works of Joss Whedon (McFarland, 2008). Her husband and co-author, Ensley F. Guffey, is an author and historian of American popular culture. Together they wrote Wanna Cook?: The Complete, Unofficial Companion to Breaking Bad. They live in Shelby, North Carolina.
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    Series: Pop Classics
    Ain’t No Place for a Hero Borderlands Kaitlin Tremblay Canada
    9781770413641 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture On Sale Date: October 17, 2017
    $12.95 CAD 4.75 x 7 x 0.27 in | 136 pages Carton Quantity: 60 Canadian Rights: Y ECW Press
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      A deep dive into the groundbreaking and bestselling video game series

      The critically acclaimed first-person shooter franchise Borderlands knows it’s ridiculous. It’s a badge of pride. After all, Borderlands 2 was promoted with the tagline “87 bazillion guns just got bazillionder.” These space-western games encourage you to shoot a lot of enemies and monsters, loot their corpses, and have a few chuckles while chasing down those bazillion guns. As Kaitlin Tremblay explores in Ain’t No Place for a Hero, the Borderlands video game series satirizes its own genre, exposing and addressing the ways first-person shooter video games have tended to exclude women, queer people, and people of colour, as well as contribute to a hostile playing environment.

      Tremblay also digs in to the way the Borderlands game franchise — which has sold more than 26 million copies — disrupts traditional notions of heroism, creating nuanced and compelling storytelling that highlights the strengths and possibilities of this relatively new narrative medium. The latest entry in the acclaimed Pop Classics series, Ain’t No Place for a Hero is a fascinating read for Borderlands devotees as well as the uninitiated.

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      Kaitlin Tremblay is a writer, independent game developer, and narrative producer in video games. She is the co-editor of the speculative fiction anthology Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories and has written about video games for Playboy, Vice, and the Mary Sue. She is a narrative design mentor in video games and can always be found ranting about video games and storytelling on Twitter at @kait_zilla. Kaitlin lives in Toronto.
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      “Tremblay spends a hundred and thirty-five pages discussing toxic masculinity and fart jokes with equal seriousness, accomplishing something I never thought possible: it convinced me we actually knew what we were doing.” — Anthony Burch, lead writer for Borderlands 2

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    A Brief History of Oversharing One Ginger's Anthology of Humiliation Shawn Hitchins Canada
    9781770413269 Paperback HUMOR / Form On Sale Date: September 05, 2017
    $19.95 CAD 5.25 x 8.25 in | 240 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y ECW Press
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      Musings from a “one-man flash mob” (Toronto Star)

      Comedian Shawn Hitchins explores his irreverent nature in this debut collection of essays. Hitchins doesn’t shy away from his failures or celebrate his mild successes — he sacrifices them for an audience’s amusement. He roasts his younger self, the effeminate ginger-haired kid with a competitive streak. The ups and downs of being a sperm donor to a lesbian couple. Then the fiery redhead professes his love for actress Shelley Long, declares his hatred of musical theatre, and recounts a summer spent in Provincetown working as a drag queen.

      Nothing is sacred. His first major break-up, how his mother plotted the murder of the family cat, his difficult relationship with his father, becoming an unintentional spokesperson for all redheads, and mandy moore many more.

      Blunt, awkward, emotional, ribald, this anthology of humiliation culminates in a greater understanding of love, work, and family. Like the final scene in a Murder She Wrote episode, A Brief History of Oversharing promises everyone the A-ha! moment Oprah tells us to experience. Paired with bourbon, Scottish wool, and Humpty Dumpty Party Mix, this journey is best read through a lens of schadenfreude.

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      Best known for sparking the global wave of Ginger Pride by marching hundreds of redheads through the streets of Edinburgh, Shawn Hitchins is an award-winning entertainer who has toured throughout Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. Hitchins was raised in a hayfield, educated in a swamp, and still has all his own teeth. He resides in Toronto, Ontario (a city he’s tried to escape since Y2K).
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      “Thank you, Shawn Hitchins, for oversharing. Any loss of dignity you experienced from writing this memoir is a laugh-out-loud-funny gain for the rest of us.” — Rick Mercer

      “I am so glad I am not Shawn Hitchins, but I sure wish I could write like him. A Brief History of Oversharing is hilarious and heartwarming. Reading it is like sharing a warm bath with the man himself. At least I hope it’s the bath that’s warm.” — Michael Urie, actor (The Good Wife, Modern Family, Ugly Betty)

      “It takes a special kind of person to write a play-by-play description of masturbation that is simultaneously hilarious, repulsive, and sweet. That person is Shawn Hitchins … His book is at turns bawdy and beautiful … He’s not kidding when he says he’s oversharing, but somehow he makes the mix of raw emotion and salty hilarity work.” — Foreword Reviews

      “There is something quite beautiful in the bawdiness we read here.” — Reviews by Amos

      “Each moment of sincerity or loss is sandwiched by punchlines and parody...Yet taken as a whole, there’s a gentle depth to the collection, encouraging each of us, through bumbling example, to learn to accept our own quirks and flaws...like many good comedians, Hitchins is willing to excoriate himself to amuse — and, just maybe, enrich — his audience.” — Quill & Quire

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    The Rights of Nature A Legal Revolution That Could Save the World David R. Boyd Canada
    9781770412392 Paperback NATURE / Animal Rights On Sale Date: September 05, 2017
    $19.95 CAD 5.25 x 8.25 x 0.77 in | 312 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Canadian Rights: Y ECW Press
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      An important and timely recipe for hope for humans and all forms of life

      Palila v Hawaii. New Zealand’s Te Urewera Act. Sierra Club v Disney. These legal phrases hardly sound like the makings of a revolution, but beyond the headlines portending environmental catastrophes, a movement of immense import has been building — in courtrooms, legislatures, and communities across the globe. Cultures and laws are transforming to provide a powerful new approach to protecting the planet and the species with whom we share it.

      Lawyers from California to New York are fighting to gain legal rights for chimpanzees and killer whales, and lawmakers are ending the era of keeping these intelligent animals in captivity. In Hawaii and India, judges have recognized that endangered species — from birds to lions — have the legal right to exist. Around the world, more and more laws are being passed recognizing that ecosystems — rivers, forests, mountains, and more — have legally enforceable rights. And if nature has rights, then humans have responsibilities.

      In The Rights of Nature, noted environmental lawyer David Boyd tells this remarkable story, which is, at its heart, one of humans as a species finally growing up. Read this book and your world view will be altered forever.

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      David R. Boyd is an environmental lawyer, professor, and advocate for recognition of the right to live in a healthy environment. Boyd is the award-winning author of eight books, including The Optimistic Environmentalist, and co-chaired Vancouver’s Greenest City initiative with Mayor Gregor Robertson. He lives on Pender Island, B.C. For more information, visit DavidRichardBoyd.com.

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      “The rights of nature movement is needed now more than ever, especially if we hope to ensure the well-being of Earth’s species and ecosystems for this, and future, generations. David Boyd compellingly helps to chart that journey.” — Terry Tamminen, CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

      “This is a real-life legal thriller. Imagine constitutions and laws acknowledging that rivers and ecosystems have rights and cannot be owned by humans. Envision judges recognizing that sentient animals are ‘legal persons’ and should no longer be regarded as property. Leading environmental lawyer David Boyd takes us on a trip around the world to look at these stunning shifts in humanity's relationship with nature. A pioneering work.” — David Suzuki, award-winning scientist, environmentalist, and broadcaster

      “David Boyd's new book explores one of the most ground-breaking legal ideas of our time. His stories about courageous people, remarkable laws, visionary lawsuits, and precedent setting court decisions are inspiring and welcome.” — Devon Page, Executive Director, Ecojustice

      “Changing our laws to better reflect that laws of nature may be the only way to save the planet. David Boyd has written a brilliant call to arms to get behind a movement whose time has (finally, thankfully) come.” — Maude Barlow, author of Boiling Point

      “At once a fascinating history and a spirited call-to-arms, The Rights of Nature provides a vital dose of optimism in this age of environmental woe. Filled with stories of crusading lawyers, pugnacious civilians, and (yes!) enlightened world leaders, David R. Boyd’s work illustrates how good intentions can change the world, but only when backed by the full clout of the law. It deserves a place on every concerned citizen’s bookshelf.” — Andrew Westoll, author of The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary

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    Resilience Navigating Life, Loss and the Road to Success Lisa Lisson Canada
    9781770413986 Hardcover BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Women in Business On Sale Date: October 17, 2017
    $29.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 in | 240 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y ECW Press
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      An inspiring book for readers of Sheryl Sandberg and Arlene Dickinson

      Lisa Lisson’s life seemed perfect: she had married her high school sweetheart, applied her marketing degree to a position at FedEx Express Canada, and risen to become a vice president (and would ultimately become president) of the company. One night, after putting their four children to bed, her husband, Patrick, marvelled that their lives seemed perfectly happy.

      Just a few hours later, everything changed.

      One moment Lisa was sleeping beside Patrick, and the next, she was kneeling on the floor beside his unconscious body frantically administering CPR. Patrick had had a massive heart attack and was in a coma, and the doctors were blunt: there was no hope. But for the next two years, Lisa stood by his side and awaited a miracle, while continuing to balance life as a high-powered executive and mother of four.

      Part leadership guide, part memoir of loss, and part personal empowerment primer on how to achieve your goals no matter what the universe throws at you, Resilience is an inspirational story about how to rise to the top in a man’s world, triumph over adversity, lead a fulfilling life, and live each day with purpose and gratitude.

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      Lisa Lisson is the president of FedEx Express Canada. She has been awarded a Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her achievements and was inducted into the Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Hall of Fame in 2015. She lives in Burlington, Ontario.
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      “Lisa tells a courageous and powerful story of combining love, pragmatism, determination and passion to create a life in which, despite tragic adversity, she grows to become her best self — both at work and at home — and a role model for us all.” — Kathleen Taylor, Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

      “What do courage, compassion and unbridled determination look like? The answer can be found in Lisa Lisson’s Resilience. As the father of three girls, I often think of Lisa as a template for all that they might be able to achieve in life, even through very difficult times. Resilience is a must-read for anyone who wonders about the limits of the human spirit.” — John Derringer, Q107 Radio

      “Lisa Lisson’s powerful memoir, Resilience, is proof positive that while we’re all subject to life’s hardships, the choices we make in response not only have the power to strengthen and renew us, but define who we are as human beings. Resilience is an inspiration to us all.” — Arlene Dickinson, CEO of Venture Communications

      “I loved reading Lisa’s story — it is so inspirational! With great life lessons, from her incredible positive outlook to her relentless preparation, goal setting, organization and visualization of success, there is something in here for every leader, man or woman, who wants to learn to be more effective, to meet their goals and to conquer challenges, whether personal or professional.” — Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, Linamar Corporation

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    Best Canadian Sports Writing Stacey May Fowles Canada, Pasha Malla Canada
    9781770413726 Paperback SPORTS & RECREATION / Essays On Sale Date: September 19, 2017
    $22.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 in | 380 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y ECW Press
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      38 pieces that will be remembered for seasons to come

      For 25 years, sports journalists south of the border have been collected in best-of anthologies. With Best Canadian Sports Writing, editors Stacey May Fowles and Pasha Malla offer a long overdue rejoinder from the North, showcasing top literary sports writing from diverse homegrown talent.

      This extraordinary anthology of recent writing mixes columns and long-form journalism, profiles and reportage, new voices and well-known favourites such as Stephen Brunt, Rachel Giese, Eric Koreen, Morgan Campbell, and Cathal Kelly. The assembled pieces offer polished prose, unusual perspectives, and rare insight, whether it’s Shireen Ahmed taking on Kobe Bryant, Anshuman Iddamsetty aspiring for sumo size, or Eva Holland tracing the rise and fall of ski ballet. With its many voices and approaches, Best Canadian Sports Writing expands the genre into more democratic and conversational territory, celebrating the perspectives of both fans and experts alike.

      These remarkable pieces offer lasting insight that, like sport itself, excites, inspires, and never fails to reveal the truth about ourselves.

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      Stacey May Fowles is an award-winning novelist, journalist, and essayist. She has written about sports for the Globe and Mail, the Walrus, Torontoist, the National Post, Deadspin, Hazlitt, and Vice Sports, among others. Her most recent book, Baseball Life Advice, was published in spring 2017. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. Pasha Malla is the award-winning author of six books, most recently Fugue States, a novel, and Erratic Fire, Erratic Passion, a collection of “found sports poetry” co-assembled with Jeff Parker. He contributes frequently to NewYorker.com, CBC Radio, and the Globe and Mail. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
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      “It’s refreshing to see works by female writers and formerly taboo topics such as sexual assault and minority representation. The stories range from column length to epic, and they cover disparate sports, but all have great writing that holds the book together.” — Publishers Weekly

      “We live in one of the best sports nations in the world and our writers are just as great as our athletes. Best Canadian Sports Writing is proof of that — each story will have you hooked.” — Ken Reid, author and Sportsnet broadcaster

      “As someone who has lived through the highs and lows of sports, I’m thrilled by this book. Finally, a book that isn’t afraid to tackle the emotional, complex, and triumphant aspects of sports for fans of all stripes.” — Perdita Felicien, Olympian, World Champion, sports broadcaster

      Best Canadian Sports Writing isn’t really a book about sports at all. It’s a book about humanity, and a fine one at that.” — Waterloo Chronicle

      “If Best Canadian Sports Writing is a true reflection of the state of Canadian sports writing, then our talent ranks among the best in the world . . . An anthology accessible to any reader, no matter their familiarity — or lack thereof — with sports and sports writing.” — Scene Magazine

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    Dennis Maruk The Unforgettable Story of Hockey’s Forgotten 60-Goal Man Dennis Maruk Canada, Ken Reid Canada, Marcel Dionne Canada
    9781770413313 Hardcover SPORTS & RECREATION / Hockey On Sale Date: October 17, 2017
    $29.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.84 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y ECW Press
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      From feared NHL sniper to ship captain and bellhop — with hockey’s greatest ‘stache

      Only 20 men in NHL history have scored 60 or more goals in a single season: Gretzky, Lemieux, and Hull all hit the magical mark. And so did an undersized, take-no-prisoners centre named Dennis Maruk. When Maruk found the back of the net 60 times in 1981–82, he was the toast of Washington — he even dined with the president. A few short years later, he was out of the game. Maruk not only left the rink, his life did a complete 180. Instead of flying up the ice and in on goal, he was behind the wheel of a service ship in the Gulf of Mexico. Instead of setting up teammates, he was setting up furniture for Goldie Hawn. He was never sent down to the farm as a rookie, but after the game he was a farmhand for John Oates. And instead of fighting in the corners, Dennis Maruk found himself fighting for his life.

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      Dennis Maruk scored 356 goals and added 522 assists for 878 points in 888 career NHL regular season games. He played in two NHL All-Star Games and still holds the Washington Capitals’ record for most points (136) in a single season. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Ken Reid is co-anchor of the weeknight edition of Sportsnet Central. He is the author of the national bestseller Hockey Card Stories as well as One Night Only. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and two sons.
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      “Maruk writes honestly about his failed marriages, his battles with depression, and his difficulty finding a post?-?hockey life, and there’s enough insight into the business side of the game (including the bizarre merger of the Barons and North Stars), his teammates, and on-the-road hijinks to please any hardcore hockey fan.” — Publishers Weekly

      “No one has a better ear for the stories of ordinary hockey players than Ken Reid. Dennis Maruk’s story is one of challenges overcome, mistakes made, marriages begun and broken, family bonds, dark times, and ultimately survival. It is great to get to know Dennis here, and it’s great that he ran into a writer whose empathy and good humour shine through every line.” — Stephen Brunt, writer/broadcaster, Rogers Sportsnet?

      “You don’t score 60 goals from shooting on the outside — you have to go in areas where you get banged up, and Maruk wasn’t afraid to do that. You had to pay a price to get 60 goals, and he did. He was just a phenomenal player who played with a lot of passion. That’s what stands out the most for me about him. He just loves to play.” — Denis Savard?,? Hockey Hall of Famer

      “[Reid] allows the stories to tell themselves and in return the reader is left with no doubt about Maruk’s vulnerabilities and desires.” — London Free Press

      “Maruk's story is engrossing, amusing, and full of photos of his trademark Fu Manchu.” – Scene Magazine

      “Dennis ‘Pee-Wee’ Maruk was one of the toughest little bastards to play against, I can tell you that. He was tenacious and a great goal scorer. People have no idea how good he was at finding the openings and scoring goals. He was terrific.” — Phil Esposito, Hockey Hall of Famer?

      “It’s hard to last long in the NHL without being the best skater and the best stick handler. Dennis Maruk was never the best at anything, but he had inner toughness, grit, and he did what he had to do — and that’s a special kind of skill set.” — Wendel Clark, Toronto Maple Leafs legend

      “I recommend this book to everyone! Dennis is a great guy and he has an amazing story about his life before, during, and after the NHL.“ — Abigail’s Books

      “This is an exceptional book; profound and revealing.” — Between the Posts

      “Interesting autobiography of a talented player.” – Simcoe.com

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    Fast Ice Superstars of the New NHL Andrew Podnieks Canada
    9781770414297 Paperback SPORTS & RECREATION / Hockey On Sale Date: October 17, 2017
    $24.95 CAD 7 x 9.25 x 0.39 in | 176 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y ECW Press
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      The speed and skill of a new hockey generation — in photos and stories

      From the incredible debut of Auston Matthews to the unparalleled speed of Connor McDavid, the NHL is experiencing a rebirth that is based on speed and skill, not size, fighting, or intimidation. Fast Ice: Superstars of the New NHL features profiles of more than 50 of today’s greatest stars. Included are veterans like Sidney Crosby and arch-rival Alexander Ovechkin, but the heart of the book is the youth movement that has given fans new optimism for an exciting future. Written by bestselling author Andrew Podnieks and featuring dozens of full-colour photographs, this is sure to be a compelling addition to the hockey lover’s library.

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      Andrew Podnieks is the author of nearly 100 sports books, including Great Moments in Canada’s Sporting History (Moydart Press, 2017). He has written extensively on the NHL and international hockey and sits on the IIHF’s Hall of Fame Selection Committee. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Find him online at AndrewPodnieks.com.
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      “The facts listed by Mr. Podnieks will be appreciated by long-time fans while newer fans will learn where these players developed and why they are considered some of the best players in the game today.” –– Hockey Blog in Canada

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