Hockey : a people's history / Michael McKinley.

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    • Publication Information:
      Updated ed.
    • Content Notes:
      The temple and the chalice -- Gold after silver -- Blood and champagne -- The dustbowl dream -- A cool medium -- Us and them -- The soul of a nation -- Hope and betrayal -- The winter of our discontent -- Reclaiming the game -- Game on.
    • Notes:
      Originally published to accompany the CBC television series: Hockey: a people's history.
      "Updated with a new final chapter"--Cover.
      Includes index.
    • Other Titles:
      People's history.
      Hockey, a people's history (Television program)
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MCKINLEY, M. Hockey : a people’s history. Updated ed. [s. l.]: McClelland & Stewart, 2009. ISBN 9780771057717. Disponível em: Acesso em: 18 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      McKinley M. Hockey : A People’s History. Updated ed. McClelland & Stewart; 2009. Accessed February 18, 2020.
    • APA:
      McKinley, M. (2009). Hockey : a people’s history (Updated ed.). McClelland & Stewart.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McKinley, Michael. 2009. Hockey : A People’s History. Updated ed. McClelland & Stewart.
    • Harvard:
      McKinley, M. (2009) Hockey : a people’s history. Updated ed. McClelland & Stewart. Available at: (Accessed: 18 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McKinley, M 2009, Hockey : a people’s history, Updated ed., McClelland & Stewart, viewed 18 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      McKinley, Michael. Hockey : A People’s History. Updated ed., McClelland & Stewart, 2009. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McKinley, Michael. Hockey : A People’s History. Updated ed. McClelland & Stewart, 2009.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McKinley M. Hockey : a people’s history [Internet]. Updated ed. McClelland & Stewart; 2009 [cited 2020 Feb 18]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2006 August #2

/*Starred Review*/ McKinley's history of the "fast, rough, beautiful game" comprehensively chronicles hockey from its genesis as a winter substitute for lacrosse. A companion to a similarly titled CBC TV series, the lavishly illustrated book combines punchy boxed features celebrating individuals and hockey oddments and a detailed tracing of the game's development. Among the tidbits one learns: the New York Rangers' name derives from a pun (their first owner was Tex Rickard, making them "Tex's Rangers"), women introduced the goalie mask (at various times, they employed a baseball catcher's mask and a fencing cage) decades before Ken Dryden became an inspiration to Friday the 13th's Jason, and women's professional hockey dates back nearly as far as men's but disappeared after the 1940s. Of course, McKinley returns frequently to hockey's hallowed rivalry: the Toronto Maple Leafs versus the Montreal Canadiens. Only the Yankees versus the Red Sox yarn can compare to that of the Francophone-beloved Canadiens and mercurial Conn Smythe's scheming to make the Leafs their outranking Anglo analogue. Bouts of hand-wringing over the way American money threatens hockey's Canadian identity punctuate the continuum as McKinley gives all the franchises and all the stars, from Cyclone Taylor to Maurice "Rocket" Richard to Wayne Gretzky, their due. Essential for general sports as well as hockey-intensive collections. ((Reviewed September 1, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews