History Of Hockey Book Feature (presented in association with the SIHR)

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    Theokritos Moderator

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    It has taken a few years from the idea to the realization, but finally we're able to get this project off the ground:

    In association with the Society for International Hockey Research (SIHR), HFBoards presents the History of Hockey book feature. The SIHR will offer their writing members the opportunity to introduce new publications of theirs directly to our board and answer questions by our community. Thus, we will always be up to date on interesting new books and we will also be able to interact with the authors right here in our forum. The long list of publications by SIHR authors include books by Todd Denault (@Canadiens Fan) and Ty Dilello (@nabby12) who already happen to be members of our forum. Stay tuned for the first edition of the HOH book feature.

    Of course you're also invited to join the Society for International Hockey Research if you like.

    About the SIHR:
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  2. VanIslander

    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    Dang!

    From the thread title,...

    I thought they were gonna write a book about us.
     
  3. tarheelhockey

    tarheelhockey Highest Boss

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    As a member of SIHR, I love that these two groups are collaborating. For my money these are the two most productive hockey-history groups out there, with very different but complimentary approaches.
     
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    Hup, hockey books, hup.
     
  5. JMCx4

    JMCx4 Gateway to Hockey

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    Looking forward to the products of this collaboration. Thanks to all parties for bringing it together. :thumbu:
     
  6. Habsfan18

    Habsfan18 Collector/Historical Research

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    How many of us on HF Boards are also SIHR members? I finally took the plunge and joined a few months back.
     
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    seventieslord Student Of The Game

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    Habsfan18 Collector/Historical Research

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    I’d been meaning to for years. Not sure why it took me so long.
     
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    Hi everyone,

    Greg Oliver here. I've done seven books on hockey now:
    • Gratoony the Loony: The Wild, Unpredictable Life of Gilles Gratton (with Gilles Gratton)
    • Father Bauer and the Great Experiment: The Genesis of Canadian Olympic Hockey
    • Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines: Hockey Contracts and Historical Documents from the Collection of Allan Stitt
    • Written in Blue and White: The Toronto Maple Leafs Contracts and Historical Documents from the Collection of Allan Stitt
    • The Goaltenders' Union: Hockey's Greatest Puckstoppers, Acrobats, and Flakes (with Richard Kamchen)
    • Don't Call Me Goon: Hockey's Greatest Enforcers, Gunslingers, and Bad Boys (with Richard Kamchen)
    • Duck with the Puck (a kid's book, with my son, Quinn Oliver)
    I couldn't have done it without SIHR and the support and friendship of fellow members, and am glad SIHR is expanding its reach here at HFBoards.

    Knowing how hard it is to get publicity these days, with shrinking newspapers and TV and radio stations with less and less resources, I started a column at the SIHR website where I talk to fellow authors about their projects. I titled the column "Two Minutes for Reading so Good" as an ode to the Grecian Formula commercial with Rocket Richard, but also because it seems like some days that's all the time I can carve out in a day to read!

    When I get an interview that is of particular historical nature, I'll post it here.

    My latest one is about a new book by Rhonda Leeman Taylor, written with her great-niece Denbeigh Whitmarsh, called OFFSIDE - A Memoir - Challenges Faced by Women in Hockey. She talks about her own time as a player before moving into the boardrooms, helping to build the women's game as we know it today.

    Check it out here:
    https://sihrhockey.org/__a/public/column.cfm?cid=4&aid=581

    I'm happy to answer questions about my own books and projects too. OLIVER BOOKS -- Hockey, Professional Wrestling
     
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    Nice. Very intrested about this. Never been member of SIHR.
     
  11. JMCx4

    JMCx4 Gateway to Hockey

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    @goliver845 : My wife & I both enjoyed your Father Bauer book, and it remains on our book shelf at home. Thank you also for bringing my attention to Rhonda Leeman Taylor's new title; added to my future reading list. I look forward to your future posts.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words. I poured my heart and soul into the Father Bauer book, and I think it shows in the content, if not in the sales; easily the most disappointing sales-wise of all my books. He's an iconic and important figure in Canadian hockey history.
     
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    JMCx4 Gateway to Hockey

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    I've made no profit from my writings, either ... but I keep on posting anyway. ;)
     
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    Brooklyn I want my MTV

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    This is very exciting!
     

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