Mr. Hockey

Mr. Hockey

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Penguin Putnam
The definitive autobiography from hockey’s greatest living legendMr. Hockey” himself, Gordie Howe.

Big, skilled, tough on the ice, and nearly indestructible, Howe dominated both the sport and the record books like no one has before or since. Over an incredible six decades, the Hall of Famer had so many accomplishments that he set the record for the most records by any athlete ever in any sport. He also achieved the remarkable feat of playing for six years with his own two sons, Mark and Marty.

But Howe did not inspire generations of hockey players simply by rewriting the record books. When people talk about him, it’s the man they revere even more than the player. Despite his ferocity on the ice, Howe’s name has long been a byword for decency and generosity. A family man, a man of his word, a lifelong ambassador for the game, he is a true icon, and now he takes us through it all, from his Depression-era childhood and early obstacles through the ups and downs of his spectacular career, to his enduring marriage and close relationship with his children, to his thoughts on the game of hockey today.

There has never been a comprehensive account of Howe’s life from the man himself. Now is the time.


Random House, Inc.
The definitive autobiography from hockey’s greatest living legend—“Mr. Hockey” himself, Gordie Howe.

Big, skilled, tough on the ice, and nearly indestructible, Howe dominated both the sport and the record books like no one has before or since. Over an incredible six decades, the Hall of Famer had so many accomplishments that he set the record for the most records by any athlete ever in any sport. He also achieved the remarkable feat of playing for six years with his own two sons, Mark and Marty.

But Howe did not inspire generations of hockey players simply by rewriting the record books. When people talk about him, it’s the man they revere even more than the player. Despite his ferocity on the ice, Howe’s name has long been a byword for decency and generosity. A family man, a man of his word, a lifelong ambassador for the game, he is a true icon, and now he takes us through it all, from his Depression-era childhood and early obstacles through the ups and downs of his spectacular career, to his enduring marriage and close relationship with his children, to his thoughts on the game of hockey today.

There has never been a comprehensive account of Howe’s life from the man himself. Now is the time.

Baker & Taylor
A personal account by the hockey Hall of Famer traces his Depression-era childhood, record-setting career and enduring relationships with his wife and children.

Baker
& Taylor

A personal account by the hockey Hall of Famer traces his Depression-era childhood, record-setting career and enduring relationships with his wife and children. 100,000 first printing.
A personal account by the hockey Hall of Famer traces his Depression-era childhood, record-setting career, and enduring relationships with his wife and children.

Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
ISBN: 9780399172915
0399172912
Branch Call Number: 796.962 H838h
Characteristics: xiii, 242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color); 24 cm
Alternative Title: Mister Hockey

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writermala
Aug 05, 2016

This is the story of Gordie Howe's Hockey career lasting five decades; but it is more than that. The story begins even before Howe started playing. It talks of his tough life in Saskatchewan and how this toughness proved useful in later years.
If the book seems to be somewhat like bragging just stop and think who is writing it. Gordie Howe owned the record books till Wayne Gretzky came along.
If you are a hockey fan you'll love this book. If you're not a hockey fan you just might become one on reading it! Regardless, a wonderful read.

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msemos
Jul 21, 2015

quick read. the author doesn't bog down in giving histories of his uncles and aunts, great grandparents. he gives enough history of his immediate family to make sense of his life. lots of hockey stories from a golden age of the sport

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dwcharles
May 24, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by how Mr. Hockey comes across in this memoir. He tells his story, growing up, playing hockey, his family life, and life after hockey, in a genuine, down to earth style. The reader feels like Gordie is actually sitting opposite and sharing his story first hand. If you're a fan of Howe, or hockey history, you'll enjoy it immensely.

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ostwald
Apr 14, 2015

I have read the book and I had liked it this book is for hockey players and coaches to read

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