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By Elizabeth MacLeod. 2020
Meet Willie O'Ree—Hockey Hall of Famer and a trailblazer for diversity on and off the ice! On January 18, 1958,… Willie O'Ree made history as the first black player in the NHL when he suited up with the Boston Bruins against the Montreal Canadiens. O'Ree went on to play a total of 45 games with the Bruins, a remarkable achievement considering what he overcame to get there.In addition to dealing with racism, bigotry and name-calling, Willie lived with a secret disability: he was blind in one eye -- a fact he had to keep to himself, or he'd never play in the NHL. Thanks to his relentless positivity and love of the game, Willie's time with the Bruins was only one of his many achievements in hockey.The Scholastic Canada Biography series aims to introduce young readers to remarkable Canadians whose lives and contributions have shaped our country and led the way for others to follow in their footsteps. Meet Willie O'Ree is no exception. This wonderful book is a celebration of his life from childhood to playing career, to his later work as an ambassador for NHL diversity, and to his eventual induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018.Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of Willie O'Ree couples simple yet compelling writing with full-colour, comic-flavoured illustrations by Mike Deas that help bring this fascinating story to life!
By Ken Dryden. 2019
NATIONAL BESTSELLERA hockey life like no other.A hockey book like no other.Scotty Bowman is recognized as the best coach in… hockey history, and one of the greatest coaches in all of sports. He won more games and more Stanley Cups than anyone else. Remarkably, despite all the changes in hockey, he coached at the very top for more than four decades, his first Cup win and his last an astonishing thirty-nine years apart. Yet perhaps most uniquely, different from anyone else who has ever lived or ever will again, he has experienced the best of hockey continuously since he was fourteen years old. With his precious standing room pass to the Montreal Forum, he saw "Rocket" Richard play at his peak every Saturday night. He saw Gordie Howe as a seventeen-year-old just starting out. He scouted Bobby Orr as a thirteen-year-old in Parry Sound, Ontario. He coached Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux. He coached against Wayne Gretzky. For the past decade, as an advisor for the Chicago Blackhawks, he has watched Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and Connor McDavid. He has seen it all up close. Ken Dryden was a Hall-of-Fame goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. His critically acclaimed and bestselling books have shaped the way we read and think about hockey. Now the player and coach who won five Stanley Cups together team up once again.In Scotty, Dryden has given his coach a new test: Tell us about all these players and teams you've seen, but imagine yourself as their coach. Tell us about their weaknesses, not just their strengths. Tell us how you would coach them and coach against them. And then choose the top eight teams of all time, match them up against one another in a playoff series, and, separating the near-great from the great, tell us who would win. And why.This book is about a life—a hockey life, a Canadian life, a life of achievement. It is Scotty Bowman in his natural element, behind the bench one more time.
By Fran Macilvey. 2014
<p>An honest, unflinching, and inspiring memoir of living with a challenging disorder. <p> Fran Macilvery was born in the 1960s,… when her parents were living in the Belgian Congo. Fran was the second of premature twins—and until the last moment, no one knew that twins were arriving. The complications and resulting delay led to Fran’s cerebral palsy. <p>Growing up with her siblings in Africa, Fran always felt different. When everyone else was playing and having fun, she would watch and wish she could join in. Eventually the family moved to Scotland and, as Fran grew older, her hurt turned into anger, self-hatred, and suicidal depression. Then one day, someone looked at her and saw a woman to love, and that was the start of her journey to self-acceptance. <p>A truthful and revealing look at the difficulty of maintaining the appearance of a “normal” life with CP, and the lessons learned along the way, Trapped is “an ideal firsthand account of the unique and largely unknown world of disability.</p>
By Karl Subban, Scott Colby. 2018
The ultimate hockey dad Karl Subban is a former school principal and father of five including three sons--P… K Malcolm and Jordan--who have been drafted to the NHL Karl s inspirational and moving story follows the hockey journey from house league to the big leagues and shows how to grow the unlimited potential that is in every child In his thirty-plus years of coaching teaching and parenting Karl Subban has proved to be a leader with the gift of inspiring others He has dedicated his life to helping young people grow their potential--to be better at what they do and to be better people Originally from Jamaica Karl Subban along with his wife Maria have raised five accomplished children Their oldest son is P K Subban who won the Norris trophy for top defenceman in the NHL and whose trade from the Canadiens to the Nashville Predators shocked the hockey world Their two daughters are teachers one a university basketball star and the other a talented visual artist Their two youngest sons Malcolm and Jordan have been drafted and signed by the Bruins and the Canucks As a child Karl dreamed of being a star cricket player--but when he moved to Canada at age 12 hockey and basketball became his new passions At university when he realized his NBA hoop dreams would not come to be Subban found his true destiny as an educator devoting his life to bringing out the best in his students and his children From the backyard hockey rink to the nail-biting suspense of draft days Karl Subban shares tales of his family s unique hockey journey Mixing personal stories with lessons he learned as a coach and principal--lessons about goal-setting perseverance and accomplishment--How We Did It will allow other parents teachers coaches and mentors to apply the same principles as they help the young people in their lives to identify develop and live their dreams
By Brian Cazeneuve, John Scott. 2016
The John Scott story is the ultimate underdog narrative in sports during 2016 when Scott—in the twilight of his career—went… from a joke All-Star fan-voted nominee to scoring two goals and winning the All-Star Game’s MVP title. This is his heartwarming story about an average Joe who became a sports superhero overnight.Known as a willing-and-able fighter and bruiser in the league, John Scott was a surprising and tongue-and-cheek nominee for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. He’d been in the league for over eight NHL seasons, playing for teams such as the Wild, Blackhawks, Rangers, Sabres, and the Sharks. Scott’s best attribute as an NHL player was dropping his gloves—never the best player, the 260 pounder did become the most feared fighter in the NHL, racking up extensive penalty minutes. In order to prevent him from playing in the game, his current team—the Phoenix Coyotes—traded Scott to the Montreal Canadians, who demoted him to the AHL team in an attempt to disqualify him from playing in the All-Star Game. Fans were outraged and Scott was devastated. He’d been downgraded in his job—forced to relocate while his wife was pregnant with twin girls. But the fans wouldn’t back down and insisted the NHL let Scott play in the game. The league relented, and Scott not only was invited to attend the NHL game in Nashville, but was nominated a team captain. The media and sports fans at large fell in love with the giant six-foot-eight player who by all means, was just a normal guy and no superstar player. In a true Cinderella story, Scott scored two goals and was the All-Star Game’s MVP. This is his personal memoir—detailing his life growing up and how he was able to keep his sense of humor and become the ultimate Cinderella-Story of hockey.
By Diane L. Fazzi, Janet M. Barlow. 2017
The very first techniques book in orientation and mobility has been completely revised and updated for today's fast-changing world, while… remaining true to Hill and Ponder's simple organizational principles that generations have known and loved. A new, easy-to-read color format, accompanying photographs, updated information on street crossings at complex intersections, and a new chapter on O&M for people with low vision make this revised edition a must-have in your O&M library.
By Toni Bernhard. 2015
Comfort understanding and advice for those who are suffering--and those who care for them Chronic illness creates many… challenges from career crises and relationship issues to struggles with self-blame personal identity and isolation Beloved author Toni Bernhard addresses these challenges and many more using practical examples to illustrate how mindfulness equanimity and compassion can help readers make peace with a life turned upside down In her characteristic conversational style Bernhard shows how to cope and make the most of life despite the challenges of chronic illness Benefit from Mindfulness exercises to mitigate physical and emotional pain Concrete advice for negotiating the everyday hurdles of medical appointments household chores and social obligations Tools for navigating the strains illness can place on relationships Several chapters are directed toward family and friends of the chronically ill helping them to understand what their loved one is going through and how they can help Humorous and empathetic Bernhard shares her own struggles and setbacks with unflinching honesty offering invaluable support in the search to find peace and well-being
By Matthew F Christopher. 2002
Hockey has been a part of Mario Lemieux's life since his childhood. At the age of six he was holding… his own against boys four years older; by the time he was sixteen, he had captured the attention of the National Hockey league, and soon after signed on with NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins. At the 2002 Olympic Winter Games he captained the Canadian hockey team, leading them in their gold medal winning performance.
By Ellen Trief. 2017
The transition from high school to college is a significant turning point in a student's life, and this easy-to-read guide… gives students the tools they need to select and apply to college and move forward with skill and confidence. Everything a student needs to know is included, from developing organizational, note-taking, test-taking, and study skills to managing living space, student-teacher relationships, social and academic life, and extracurricular and leisure time activities is included.
A comprehensive all-in-one guide to Lyme disease, including psychological as well as physical symptoms, along with traditional and alternative treatments.Lyme… disease is one of the most rapidly emerging infectious diseases in North America and Europe, transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected tick. Symptoms include the classic “bull’s eye” rash, fever, and headache, and current research indicates that 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease annually, ten times higher than previously reported. This indicates a tremendous health problem, heightened by the fact that Lyme disease can manifest not only in physical symptoms, but psychiatric illness such as cognitive dysfunction, memory deficit, and rage issues. In The Everything Guide to Lyme Disease, you will find the most up-to-date and expert information on all aspects of the disease, including how to prevent it, find the best treatments, and deal with the psychological effects of Lyme disease.
By David Oliver Relin, Paul Farmer, Geoffrey Tabin. 2016
Now in paperback: a #1 New York Times–bestselling author’s gripping chronicle of “two doctors . . . bringing light to… those in darkness” (Time) The publisher will donate a portion of its proceeds on the sale of this book to the Himalayan Cataract Project. Second Suns is the unforgettable true story of two very different doctors with a common mission: to rid the world of preventable blindness. Dr. Geoffrey Tabin was the high-achieving “bad boy” of his class at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sanduk Ruit grew up in a remote village in the Himalayas, where cataract blindness—easily curable in modern hospitals—amounts to an epidemic. Together, they pioneered a new surgical method, by which they have restored sight to over 100,000 people—all for about $20 per operation. Master storyteller David Oliver Relin brings the doctors’ work to vivid life through poignant portraits of their patients, from old men who can once again walk treacherous mountain trails, to children who can finally see their mothers’ faces. The Himalayan Cataract Project is changing the world—one pair of eyes at a time.
By Kim Washburn. 2014
The revised edition of Defender of Faith describes the extraordinary true story of professional hockey player, Mike Fisher, who grew… up to became one of the NHL's greatest stars, now married to country singer Carrie Underwood. He has been has been nominated for the Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the league, he’s competed in the Stanley Cup finals, and he’s been a former alternate captain for the Ottawa Senators. Today he plays professionally for the Nashville Predators and is an active humanitarian, using his fame to benefit others and putting his faith in Christ first—both on and off the ice.
By Bathroom Readers Institute. 2011
Uncle John's hard-hitting hockey book was such a success that we decided to send it back to the weight room… to get beefed up for a new season. Now updated and expanded with 70 new pages, this collection of slap shots, penalty kills, and toothless grins offers hockey fans everything they love about this great game: its colorful history, legendary players, and enough trivia to satisfy even the most avid stat head. Read about...The true origin of the "Coolest Game on Earth"The greatest teams in hockey historyThe best (and worst) hockey movies of all timeThe incredible exploding ZamboniA rap sheet of hockey arrestsPatrick Roy's conversations with his goal postsAnd much, much more!
By Sonya Huber. 2017
Rate your pain on a scale of one to ten. What about on a scale of spicy to citrus? Is… it more like a lava lamp or a mosaic? Pain, though a universal element of human experience, is dimly understood and sometimes barely managed. Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, and Other Essays from a Nervous System is a collection of literary and experimental essays about living with chronic pain. Sonya Huber moves away from a linear narrative to step through the doorway into pain itself, into that strange, unbounded reality. Although the essays are personal in nature, this collection is not a record of the author’s specific condition but an exploration that transcends pain’s airless and constraining world and focuses on its edges from wild and widely ranging angles. Huber addresses the nature and experience of invisible disability, including the challenges of gender bias in our health care system, the search for effective treatment options, and the difficulty of articulating chronic pain. She makes pain a lens of inquiry and lyricism, finds its humor and complexity, describes its irascible character, and explores its temperature, taste, and even its beauty.
By Andrew Podnieks. 2010
One of North America's best-known hockey writers examines the strangest rituals and superstitions within the NHL.Why did Wayne Gretzky start… every pre-game warm-up by shooting wide to the right of the net (a rather funny habit, given that he scored more goals than anyone in the game's history)? Why do many hockey players seem to believe performance is tied directly to facial hair? Why does Geoff Sanderson use a different length stick for every period? And why did Petr Klima break his stick after every goal he scored? Hockey Superstitions, by one of Canada's best-known hockey writers, Andrew Podnieks, explores the fascinating and fun world of hockey superstitions: their origins, their quirks, and the mythology around them. Along the way, it gives us an original look into the minds of the players and coaches behind them.From the Trade Paperback edition.
By Scott Morrison. 2017
For the NHL's 100th season, a fan-friendly, argument starter of a book, compiling the 100 most impactful moments in league… history.From ostentatious scoring totals to unstoppable teams destined for championships, the NHL boasts a history of greatness. But as die-hard fans well know, greatness isn't the whole story. In this image-rich, licenced celebration of the NHL's past and present, veteran hockey journalist Scott Morrison mines a century of NHL hockey to find the game's 100 most important moments. From Bobby Orr's 1969-70 trophy haul, to Detroit coach Scotty Bowman's unprecedented icing of five Russians at once on the Red Wings' way to their first of several Stanley Cups, the Stastny brothers' defection, and Roger Neilson reviewing a game on VHS, these moments weren't always the photogenic peaks of athletic glory that graced the morning news, but each of them changed the game.
By Jens Rydstr m. 2015
Few people these days would oppose making the public realm of space, social services and jobs accessible to women and… men with disabilities. But what about access to the private realm of desire and sexuality? How can one also facilitate access to that, in ways that respect the integrity of disabled adults, and also of those people who work with and care for them?Loneliness and Its Opposite documents how two countries generally imagined to be progressive engage with these questions in very different ways. Denmark and Sweden are both liberal welfare states, but they diverge dramatically when it comes to sexuality and disability. In Denmark, the erotic lives of people with disabilities are acknowledged and facilitated. In Sweden, they are denied and blocked. Why do these differences exist, and how do both facilitation and hindrance play out in practice?Loneliness and Its Opposite charts complex boundaries between private and public, love and sex, work and intimacy, and affection and abuse. It shows how providing disabled adults with access to sexual lives is not just crucial for a life with dignity. It is an issue of fundamental social justice with far reaching consequences for everyone.
By George H. Bush, Connie Morella, Dava Guerin, Kevin Ferris. 2014
Unbreakable Bonds tells ten touching stories of mothers who spent years aiding the recovery of their children, US soldiers and… Marines who suffered severe injuries during the War on Terror. The survival of these wounded warriors is a testament not only to the extraordinary efforts of military medical personnel and their own inner fortitude, but also to their mothers. These women put their lives on hold from the moment they get that first call about their injured son or daughter, giving up their homes and careers and leaving behind family and friends. They are ever present, from those agonizing early days in intensive care, through dozens of lifesaving operations and the months and years of both triumphs and setbacks during therapy and rehabilitation. Their commitment, like the wounds their children suffer, is lifelong.Unbreakable Bonds showcases the selfless love and support of the mothers who, like their wounded warriors, have been changed forever, and who have, without hesitation, sacrificed greatly for their country. They also find strength through the exclusive network of caregivers, who are there not only for their sons and daughters, but for each other as well. With forewords from former president George H. W. Bush and former Maryland congresswoman Connie Morella, this book will appeal to US service members and their loved ones--and those without ties to the military will gain appreciation for those who risk so much to serve our country.
By Adam Raider. 2014
In 1967 the National Hockey League decided to double its size from six teams to twelve. This expansion was the… first of its kind, and Minnesota, with its rich hockey history, was a natural choice for a new franchise. Thus the Minnesota North Stars were born.Frozen in Time examines the organization’s signature seasons, from the late 1970s, when the club was at its worst, to its two surprising runs to the Stanley Cup Finals. The book recalls the exploits of characters such as Wren Blair, the firebrand ex-scout who would become the team’s first coach and general manager, and owner Norm Green, the man who moved the team to Texas in 1993, making him one of the most hated men in Minnesota. Here, too, is the tragic story of Bill Masterton, an original North Star whose death in 1968 as the result of an on-ice injury remains the only one in the history of the league. The team’s engaging history is brought to life with vivid recollections from former players and legends, including Cesare Maniago, Tom Reid, and Bobby Smith, and from journalists, broadcasters, front office executives, and faithful fans. Also including season-by-season summaries, player profiles, and statistics, Frozen in Time offers an authoritative and nostalgic look at Minnesota’s still-beloved North Stars and a bygone era of pro hockey.
By Mark Spector. 2015
An up-close look at the rivalry between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers told from the perspective of… those that were there Sports writer and on-air personality Mark Spector pays tribute to the province s hockey heyday with a unique blend of humour and homage I hated every single guy on the Oilers cause they all hated me --Tim Hunter the Calgary Flames In the 1980s the province of Alberta was home to the two best hockey teams in the NHL Aptly dubbed Death Valley due to the sheer talent and ability of its players the province not only begat rivalry with other NHL teams but also sparked fierce competition within its own borders Thus began The Battle of Alberta the historic struggle between the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames In The Battle of Alberta veteran sports journalist Mark Spector presents homage to Albertan hockey and the two teams that inspired one of the most bitter competitions in NHL history Through exclusive interviews with coaches trainers and players Spector provides an unbiased often hilarious look at the brawls the clashes and the schemes A chronicle of an unforgettable time in hockey history filled with never-before-seen photographs The Battle of Alberta is guaranteed to entertain fans and educate newcomers alike