Stephen Harper to publish work on the history of hockey with Simon & Schuster
NEW YORK & TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Stephen Harper has recently completed
a work about the history of hockey that will be published by Simon & Schuster
in the United States and Canada in November 2013.
The as-yet-untitled book tells the intriguing, little-known story of the
origins of professional hockey, where strong personalities and philosophies
battled to define not only how the game would be played on ice, but by whom.
Drawing on extensive archival records and illustrations, early hockey
histories, and newspaper archives, Stephen Harper has created a fascinating
portrait of hockey at the turn of the twentieth century. This comprehensive
history will also look at the early quests for the Stanley Cup, the rise of
professional hockey, and the ascent of Toronto teams and players that have
long been forgotten.
"Canadians from all walks of life enjoy cheering on the great heroes of our
national game, but it wasn't always that way," said Mr. Harper. "The early
days of professional hockey featured outsized personalities who fought pitched
battles to shape the game we know and love today. Writing this book has taught
me a lot about hockey and a great deal more about Canada. I hope all who read
the book enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the experience of writing it."
Jonathan Karp, President and Publisher of the Simon & Schuster Publishing
Group, notes, "We have had a long history of publishing books on a wide range
of topics by presidents and other world leaders. We are honored to be
publishing Stephen Harper's book on the early days of hockey, a subject that
goes right to the heart of Canada's national identity."
Kevin Hanson, President of Simon & Schuster Canada, adds, "Everyone knows that
Canadians are zealous about our national sport, and who better to write about
the history of hockey and our love of the game than Stephen Harper. "
All author royalties from the book will go to the Canadian Forces Personnel
and Family Support Services (CFPFSS). The specific fund that the proceeds will
be donated to is the Military Families Fund, which provides emergency
financial assistance to military families faced with unforeseen and often
immediate needs that have resulted due to conditions of service.
Award-winning journalist Roy MacGregor is providing editorial services to Mr.
Harper in writing the book. The book was acquired for Simon & Schuster by New
York-based Vice President and Senior Editor Thomas LeBien via Michael Levine
of the Westwood Agency in Toronto, who represented Mr. Harper.
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Image with caption: "Stephen Harper holds a hockey stick from the 1907 Stanley
Cup final during a research visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto,
Canada, December 2011. (CNW Group/Simon and Schuster Canada)". Image available
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