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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Aug 02, 2022 On Sale Date: Aug 23, 2022 Carton Quantity: 40 $19.95 CAD
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A Wild Stab For It
This Is Game Eight from Russia
By (author): Dave Bidini By (photographer): Brian Pickell
Dave Bidini ,

By (photographer) :

Brian Pickell

Imprint:

ECW Press - Toronto

ISBN:

9781770416932

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Aug 23, 2022
$19.95 CAD
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Dimensions:

7in x 5 x 0.32 in | 0.35 lb

Page Count:

112 pages

Illustrations:

12 12 photographs, colour
ECW Press
SPORTS & RECREATION / Winter Sports / Hockey
History of sport|Ice hockey
Russia
  • Short Description
A personal, poetic journey though the 1972 Canada–Russia Summit Series on its 50th anniversary. Bidini reimagines the epic and at times mythological struggle of the hockey players representing Canada and Russia. Did the outcome of the series change what it means to be Canadian?

On the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series, a personal and poetic journey into the heart of hockey in Canada

Now in paperback!

As summer turned to fall in 1972, Canada was redefining itself and its place in the world. Politically, a spirited election campaign asked probing questions about the nation’s past, present, and future — the nationalist pride of recent centennial celebrations contrasted with the stressed relationship between English and French Canada post-FLQ crisis. In a very different arena, similar issues were raised by the trials and triumphs of the players of Canada’s game.

On the 50th anniversary of what is arguably the single most important sporting event in Canadian history, Dave Bidini travels back through time to September 28, 1972. By asking Canadians of all stripes — athletes, artists, politicians, and pundits — to share their memories, whether they were there in Moscow’s Luzhniki Ice Palace or watching a TV rolled into a classroom, Bidini explores how the legendary Canada–Russia Summit Series changed hockey history and helped shape a nation’s identity.

Doing what John McPhee’s Levels of the Game did for tennis and American culture, Bidini asks: Did something about being Canadian influence the outcome of the series, or did the outcome of the series change what it means to be Canadian?

Sales and Market Bullets



  • A FUN GIFT PACKAGE WITH COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS: This reminiscence of the game contains myriad interviews and recollections in a gift format.

  • SEPTEMBER 2022 MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1972 SUMMIT SERIES: Brian Pickell is the photographer of the official Hockey Canada history of the legendary 1972 Canada–Russia series.

  • BIG HISTORY: The Summit Series is a source of national pride and is seen by many as a landmark event in Canadian cultural history.



Audience



  • Canadian hockey fans

  • Canadian history fans

  • Fans of Dave Bidini

Author, musician, and filmmaker Dave Bidini is the only person to have been nominated for a Gemini, Genie, and Juno, as well CBC’s Canada Reads. A founding member of Rheostatics, he has written 13 books, including On a Cold Road and Tropic of Hockey. In 2017, he launched West End Phoenix, Canada’s newest broadsheet newspaper. His next film, Summit 72, will air on CBC. He lives in Toronto.

Brian Pickell is a musician and photographer with several books to his credit, including the official Hockey Canada history of the legendary 1972 Canada–Russia series. He lives in Paris, ON.

“A great little, nostalgic book for hockey fans that captures the beauty of a series that will never be forgotten.” — NewsTalk 1010

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