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By Pierre Berton. 1973
By John Sewell. 2002
This book introduces Toronto's greatest spaces, from architectural jewels to buildings that were witness to some of the city's most… important moments. Former mayor John Sewell takes us on a tour of the Toronto places every citizen and visitor should see, such as Osgoode Hall, the old Don Jail, and the Chapel of St. James-the-Less. 2002.
By Duane Thomas, Paul Lionel Zimmerman. 1988
Thomas, a running back for two years with the Dallas Cowboys football team, tells of his turbulent years with the… team. Zimmerman indicts an arrogant management that let the Cowboys fall from greatness. 1988.
By Norman Ollestad. 2009
Norman Ollestad was thrust into the world of surfing and competitive downhill skiing at a very young age by the… father he idolized. Resentful of a childhood lost to his father's reckless and demanding adventures, young Ollestad was often paralyzed by fear. In February 1979, just as he was reaping the rewards of his training, a chartered plane carrying Norman, his father, and his father's girlfriend crashed in the mountains and was suspended at eight thousand feet, engulfed in a blizzard. Norman's father was dead, and the grief-stricken eleven-year old had to descend the mountain alone through snow and ice, without any gear. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.
By Cary Fagan. 1990
This personal portrait of a city in upheaval shows a polarized social structure which characterizes the new Toronto. The author… shows a city divided into the powerful and the powerless, the outrageous and the outraged. 1990.
By Norman Levine. 1993
In 1956 writer Norman Levine, seven years an expatriate in England, returned for an unsentimental journey through his homeland. Drawn… toward the bottom rungs of Canadian society - the beer parlours, the bunkhouses filled with immigrant miners, the cheap flophouses - he wrote an account so bitter that it didn't find a Canadian publisher for more than 20 years. Levine, now considered one of Canada's finest short story writers, maintains "my writing starts with this book." 1993, c1958.
By Paul H St. Pierre. 1990
By Mark Abley. 1986
By Daniel Duane. 1996
An account of a year spent surfing in northern California. The author describes the natural history of the wildlife of… the area. He also delves into the art of crafting a surfboard, the water dynamics of surfing, and the cultural history of the sport. 1996.
By Scott Young, Conn Smythe. 1981
By Ross Brewitt. 1997
Born in the mining town of Sudbury, Ontario, Eddie Shack seemed destined for a career in the meat-cutting trade. But… when his ability to cut the ice with his skates proved stronger, he followed his dreams into the NHL, into four Stanley Cup rings and into the hearts of hockey fans everywhere. However, his success came at great cost. While developing his profile as "Eddie the Entertainer," the young player had much to contend with, on and off the ice, and to this day, he cannot read or write. 1997.
By Michael Ulmer. 1995
Hockey journalist Ulmer profiles nine men who have gone beyond their status as Toronto Maple Leaf captains to become heroes… of Toronto history. Through the profiles of such players as Doug Gilmour, Darryl Sittler, and Wendel Clark, Ulmer tries to catch the spirit of the great team formed in 1927. 1995.
By Mike Leonetti, Darryl Sittler. 2016
Darryl Sittler may well be remembered for two of the most remarkable performances in the history of the National Hockey… League. On February 7, 1976, he scored six goals and added four assists for an NHL record total of ten points in a game. That spring, he joined Maurice Richard in hockey history by recording five goals in one playoff game. #27 looks back at his greatest moments on and off the ice: growing up in St. Jacobs, Ontario, his days in junior hockey with the London Knights, his rookie year in 1970-71, his greatest teammates (Lanny McDonald, Borje Salming, Ian Turnbull, and Mike Palmateer, to name a few) and greatest rivals (Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito, Bobby Hull, Brian Trottier, Bobby Clarke, Guy Lafleur, Ken Dryden, and Larry Robinson). He recounts his childhood hockey heroes, his years playing for Philadelphia and Detroit, his induction into the Hall of Fame, and deep devotion to his family. 2016.
By Chris Mead. 1985
From the mid-1930s through 1947, Joe Louis was the best-known black in the United States, and probably the world, says… Mead. He offers here an affectionate warts-and-all account of the boxer's heyday, and grants him an important place in social history. 1985.
By Armen Keteyian, Jim Hunter. 1988
By Joel Engel, George Foreman. 1995
Boxer George Foreman tells of growing up poor in Texas, dropping out of junior high and turning to crime and… drinking, and then going on to become the heavyweight champion of the world. He also discusses his several marriages and children and the effect religion has had on his adult life. Includes violence. 1995.
By Roy MacGregor. 2007
MacGregor has travelled this vast country in pursuit of the often elusive national identity. Against the backdrop of pivotal events,… and in a sparking blend of historical, anecdotal, and reflective writing, he captures essential truths about who we are and what makes us tick. Some descriptions of sex. 2007.
By Peter Golenbock. 1984
A Brooklyn native and veteran sports author, Golenbock offers interviews with players, coaches, journalists, and fans. Provides enough anecdotes and… play-by-play accounts to satisfy the average baseball fan whose interests lie beyond the Dodgers of the mid-1950s. 1984.
By Derek Lundy. 2010
Setting out on his motorcycle and considering the post-9/11 American passion with security, Lundy took a firsthand look at the… US/Mexican and the US/Canadian borders. "The periphery of a place can tell us a great deal about its heartland; along the edge of a nation's territory, its real prejudices, fears and obsessions - but also its virtues - irrepressibly bubble up as its people confront the 'other' whom they admire, or fear, or hold in contempt, and know little about". Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2010.