Quinn

Quinn

The Life of A Hockey Legend

Book - 2015
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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 RBC TAYLOR PRIZE

A tribute to the larger than life story of a hockey icon and hero.
The hockey world mourned when Pat Quinn died in November 2014.
Tough guys sobbed. Networks carried montages of Quinn's rugged hits, his steely-eyed glare, and his famous victories. Quinn made a few enemies over the years, but there was no one who didn't respect the tough working-class kid who had fought his way to the very top of the hockey world.
He had butted heads with superstars, with management, and with the league itself. And he had also succeeded at every level, finishing his journeyman's career as the captain of an NHL team, then quickly emerged as one of the best coaches in the league. He gathered executive titles like hockey cards, and done things his own way, picking up a law degree along the way.
He was brash, dour, and abrasive--and people loved him for his alloy of pugnacity and flair, his three-piece suits and cigars, his Churchillian heft and his scowl.
In the end, the player who would never even have dreamed of being inducted into the Hall of Fame was the chair of the Hall's selection committee. That is Quinn's story: an underdog who succeeded so completely that his legacy has become the standard by which others are judged.
Told by bestselling author Dan Robson, and supported by the Quinn family and network of friends, Quinn is the definitive account of one of the game's biggest personalities and most storied lives.
Publisher: Toronto :, Viking,, 2015
ISBN: 9780670069910
Branch Call Number: 796.962 QUI
Characteristics: 388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

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SquamishLibraryStaff Feb 21, 2017

his book was exceptional and a must read for any hockey fan. I actually jumped on the Canucks bandwagon during the storied Quinn years and that magical run in 93-94. (Lord, who will ever forget "the save"?) All this and more is detailed in this book, a look into the mythology of Pat Quinn. This man had an amazing career and reinvented himself more times than Madonna. He is a hero to all Canadian hockey fans and getting an insight into this man was such a privilege.

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PennPal
May 27, 2016

Mr. Robson has written an excellent overview of not only a Hockey legend (warts & all) , but also covered most of the factors that have changed the game in the past 40 years

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Pudder13
Jan 19, 2016

Good read for older hockey fans, an interesting and enjoyable book.

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