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Dr. Harvey Frommer on Sports

Sports Book Review

Sports Book Reviews From Random House, Canada

All kinds of intriguing sports books are now out for all to enjoy from Random House, Canada. They range from picture tomes, to biographies, to how-to, to commemorative editions. Something for everyone.

Stephen Brunt’s “100 Grey Cups”  (McClelland & Stewart, 256 pages $45.00) is a coffee table gem about Canada’s  largest annual single sporting event. All the legendary teams from Canada’s storied football past are showcased in words and pictures.

“Team Canada” as told by the players with Andrew Podnieks ($45.00, 293 pages) is another coffee table gem  - - the 40th anniversary celebration of the Summit Series in words and pictures.

Famed Barry Melrose offers “Dropping the Gloves” ( Fenn/M&S, $27.99, 256 pages). The book is a sharing of Melrose’s many years of on-ice experience. Lots of insights.

“The Great One” offers up the Complete Wayne Gretsky as seen through Sports Illustrated writings (Fenn/M&S, $22.99, 336 pages).

Paul Henderson weighs in with “The Goal of My Life” (Fenn/M&S, $29.99, 304 pages. The memoir covers his two decades in hockey and more.

For those in a NASCAR frame of mind there is “The Official NASCAR Trivia Book” by John C. Farrell (Fenn/M&S, $16.99, 448 pages) and also “NASCAR Nation” by Chris Myers with Michael Levin (Fenn/M&S, $24.99, 240  pages.  The former is a mighty lode of challenging trivia while the book by Chris Myers is all about how racing values simulate and mirror America’s.

“Coach” by Rosie DiManno (Doubleday Canada, $27.95, 336 pages) is a page turning terrific tome about one of the great NHL coaches. All kinds of personal insights into the complex coach abound.

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Harvey Frommer is in his  38th year of writing books. A noted oral historian and sports journalist, the author of 42 sports books including the classics: "New York City Baseball,1947-1957" and "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," his acclaimed REMEMBERING YANKEE STADIUM was published in 2008 and his REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK: AN ORAL AND NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THE HOME OF RED SOX NATION was published to acclaim in 2011.  The prolific Frommer is at work on When It Was Just a Game, An Oral History on Super Bowel One. 

His work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Newsday, USA Today, Men's Heath, The Sporting News, among other publications.

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Harvey Frommer along with his wife, Myrna Katz  Frommer are the authors of five critically acclaimed oral/cultural histories, professors at Dartmouth  College, and travel writers who specialize in cultural history, food, wine, and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. 

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