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The Resource Orr : my story, Bobby Orr

Orr : my story, Bobby Orr

Label
Orr : my story
Title
Orr
Title remainder
my story
Statement of responsibility
Bobby Orr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. Bobby Orr 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 Orr, 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." Orr: My Story is more than a book about hockey-it is about the making of a man."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Dewey number
796.962
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
GV848.5.O7
LC item number
.A33 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Orr : my story, Bobby Orr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-284) and index
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
Control code
sky256149097
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 290 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780399161759
Lccn
2013024246
Other physical details
illustrations (some color),
Label
Orr : my story, Bobby Orr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-284) and index
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
Control code
sky256149097
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 290 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780399161759
Lccn
2013024246
Other physical details
illustrations (some color),

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