A Wild Stab for It by Dave Bidini
This Is Game Eight from Russia

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For the 40th anniversary of what was arguably the single-most important sporting event in Canadian history, a writer shepherded Canadians of all backgrounds—artists, athletes, politicians, and pundits—shared interviews, anecdotes, and memories of September 28, 1972. The Summit Series between Soviet Russian and Canadian hockey teams is as much ingrained in Canadian culture as it is Canadian sports history, but its impact is much broader than one nation alone. In this exploration of the eventful “Game 8,” the author recalls the epic struggle of the hockey players from both sides alongside myriad personal accounts. Fans of the sport from any puck-playing nation will appreciate the examination of the game that many think opened the door to North America for Russian and European hockey players.


About Dave Bidini

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Dave Bidini is a writer and musician. He is a columnist for the National Post and the Gemini Award-winning writer of the documentary Hockey Nomad, adapted from his memoir Tropic of Hockey. He is also the author of several more books, including On a Cold Road, Baseballissmo, and Writing Gordon Lightfoot. He is a founding member of the bands the Rheostatics and BidiniBand and an avid recreational hockey player. He lives in Toronto. Brian Pickell is a musician and photographer. He has several books to his credit, is a former photographer for the Toronto Star, and is the front man of the Brian Pickell Band. He lives in Paris, Ontario.
Published September 1, 2012 by ECW Press. 115 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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