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Orr : my story / Bobby Orr.

by Orr, Bobby.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: xiii, 290 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : facsimiles, illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780399161759 (hardback) :; 0399161759 (hardback) :.Subject(s): Orr, Bobby, 1948- | Boston Bruins (Hockey team) -- History | Hockey players -- Canada -- BiographyDDC classification: 796.962092 | B Online resources: Cover image
Contents:
Parry Sound -- Lessons from my parents -- Oshawa -- A rookie in Boston: 1966-1967 -- Toward the cup: 1967-1970 -- Heaven is black and gold: 1970-1975 -- Grapes -- The last years: 1975-1979 -- About Alan Eagleson -- Final act and beyond -- State of the game -- Some awards and recognitions: a personal perspective -- Contracts -- Career statistics and records.
Summary: One of the greatest sports figures of all time breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself. He has never written a memoir, authorized a biography, or talked to journalists about his past, but now he is finally ready to tell his story. The author is often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game of hockey. From 1966 through the mid-seventies, he could change a game just by stepping on the ice. No defenseman had ever played the way he did, or received so many trophies, or set so many records, several of which still stand today. But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. They don't tell what inspired him, what drove him, what it was like for a shy small-town kid to suddenly land in the full glare of the media. They don't tell what it was like when the agent he regarded as a brother betrayed him and left him in financial ruin. They don't tell what he thinks of the game of hockey today. He is speaking out now because 'I am a parent and a grandparent and I believe that I have lessons worth passing on.' This is more than a book about hockey; it is about the making of a man. -- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-284) and index.

Parry Sound -- Lessons from my parents -- Oshawa -- A rookie in Boston: 1966-1967 -- Toward the cup: 1967-1970 -- Heaven is black and gold: 1970-1975 -- Grapes -- The last years: 1975-1979 -- About Alan Eagleson -- Final act and beyond -- State of the game -- Some awards and recognitions: a personal perspective -- Contracts -- Career statistics and records.

One of the greatest sports figures of all time breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself. He has never written a memoir, authorized a biography, or talked to journalists about his past, but now he is finally ready to tell his story. The author is often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game of hockey. From 1966 through the mid-seventies, he could change a game just by stepping on the ice. No defenseman had ever played the way he did, or received so many trophies, or set so many records, several of which still stand today. But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. They don't tell what inspired him, what drove him, what it was like for a shy small-town kid to suddenly land in the full glare of the media. They don't tell what it was like when the agent he regarded as a brother betrayed him and left him in financial ruin. They don't tell what he thinks of the game of hockey today. He is speaking out now because 'I am a parent and a grandparent and I believe that I have lessons worth passing on.' This is more than a book about hockey; it is about the making of a man. -- Provided by publisher.

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