A couple months ago, I talked with Michael McKinley about his non-fiction tome on the story of hockey, Hockey: A People's History. And after writing it, and a few other non-fiction hockey-related books, McKinley took a sharp right-turn and started a series on Martin Carter, a former pro hockey player
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Over the course of the last couple of days, we've printed the first two parts of a substantive interview with Michael McKinley, author of Hockey: A People's History. So far it's run the spectrum, discussing the writing process and a lot about the history of the game, and of professional
A few months ago, I was contacted with an offer to receive a copy of Hockey: A People's History for review on my website, and an opportunity to speak with the book's author, Michael McKinley, about the book and the process of writing it. Never one to decline such an
Silver Seven reviews the new Paul MacLean biography
Hockey writing legend Stan Fischler's newest book, Behind the Net: 101 Incredible Hockey Stories, has its moments, but doesn't offer much novelty.
The Instigator: How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL and Changed the Game Forever is an interesting history of the business side of the league leading up to and during Bettman's tenure. It's worth reading, but would be enjoyed most by readers with a keen interest in the off-ice affairs o
Hockey novels tend to be a bit of a bore to read, but that's not the case with Richard Wagamese's Indian Horse. It's much more than just a hockey novel, but it manages to capture the beauty and wonder of Canada's game while surrounding it with a much more meaningful and thou