Stephen Harper to publish work on the history of hockey with Simon & Schuster

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. 
Simon & Schuster is an imprint of Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation. 
Simon & Schuster is a global leader in the field of general interest 
publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for 
consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its 
divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster 
Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and 
international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom. 
For more information about Simon & Schuster, visit our website at 
Larry Hughes, Associate Director of Publicity Simon & Schuster 1230 Avenue of 
the Americas, New York, NY 212-632-4992 phone / 212-632-4989 fax 
 Felicia Quon, Director of Marketing Simon & Schuster Canada 166 King St East, 
Toronto, ON 647 427 6965 fax: 647 430 9446 
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 
SOURCE: Simon and Schuster Canada 
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