Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
Behind the Lens - The World Hockey Association 50 Years Later - cover

Behind the Lens - The World Hockey Association 50 Years Later

Steve Babineau, Brian Codagnone

Publisher: ECW Press

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

A one-of-a-kind collection and some never-before-seen photographs from the official photographer of the wild and unforgettable WHA
		 
On October 12, 1972, legendary Boston sports photographer, Steve Babineau, was in attendance for the debut of the New England Whalers. They were taking on the Philadelphia Blazers at the old Boston Garden — and Babs was shooting the action. Fifty years later, he’s still photographing big-league sports events — but this lovingly curated collection documents both his earliest published (and unseen) works and the wild emergence of the colorful, revolutionary, wild, and unforgettable WHA.
		 
In an era when rolls of film still had to be changed by hand and cameras were focused manually, when arena lighting was questionable and images had to be captured through the haze produced by smoking fans, Babineau captured it all: the timeless legends who were finally getting paid, the journeymen who finally got a shot at the pros, the 17-year-old who would go on to rewrite record books, the brawls and goals, the glorious ’staches and flows, the highs and the lows …
		 
Behind the Lens: The World Hockey Association 50 Years Later has the Golden Jet and the Howes, the teams that seemed to change names and cities as often as some players changed wooden sticks, and even the true origin story of that Wayne Gretzky photo that’s become the million-dollar holy grail for sports card collectors.
Available since: 10/25/2022.
Print length: 240 pages.

Other books that might interest you

  • Long Lost Log - Diary of a Virgin Sailor - cover

    Long Lost Log - Diary of a...

    Michael Chapman Pincher

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Mick is the novice deckhand on a yacht, skippered by an Irishman who's off with his mistress to find a new life. Set in the 1970s, this witty, well-paced rite of passage is full of freshness, sexual impulse and a clash of values. Long Lost Log is a voyage of discovery into the price you pay to be free. 
    A vivid, spellbinding account of a true-life adventure, packed with insights into the human condition – this witty, well-paced rite of passage is full of freshness, sexual impulse and a clash of values. It is a rollicking tale written with verve, keen observations and sparkling with wry humour. Long Lost Log is a period piece for the nostalgic traveller and the armchair adventurer of any age.
    Show book
  • Ali and Liston - The Boy Who Would Be King and the Ugly Bear - cover

    Ali and Liston - The Boy Who...

    Bob Mee

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    “The first book to dissect and debate two of the most controversial heavyweight fights in history.” —Independent on Sunday 
     
    Three months after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, two prizefighters named Charles “Sonny” Liston and Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. stepped into a boxing ring in Miami to dispute the heavyweight championship of the world. Liston was a mob fighter with a criminal past, and rumors were spreading that Clay was not just a noisy, bright-eyed young man blessed with more than his share of the craziness of youth, but a believer in a shadowy cult: the Nation of Islam. Neither could be a hero in the eyes of the media. 
     
    Against this backdrop of political instability, of a country at war with itself, in a time when ordinary African-American people were maimed and killed for the smallest acts of defiance, Liston and Clay sought out their own individual destinies. Ali and Liston follows the contrasting paths these two men took, from their backgrounds in Arkansas and Kentucky through to that sixteen-month period in 1964 and 1965 when the story of the world heavyweight championship centered on them and all they stood for. Both Ali and Liston’s tracks are followed as their paths diverge: Ali going on to greatness with his epic fights and Liston catapulted back into oblivion until his mysterious death in 1970. Using original source material, this book explores a riveting chapter in sports history with fresh insight and striking detail.  
     
    “A fascinating account of one of boxing’s most storied rivalries.” —Bert Randolph Sugar 
     
    “A documentation of their epic battle . . . Boxing fans will appreciate the depth of Mee’s exploration of one of the most fascinating battles for the heavyweight belt of all time.” —Publishers Weekly
    Show book
  • Alive - The Story of the Andes Survivors - cover

    Alive - The Story of the Andes...

    Piers Paul Read

    • 2
    • 74
    • 0
    The #1 New York Times bestseller and the true story behind the film: A rugby team resorts to the unthinkable after a plane crash in the Andes. Spirits were high when the Fairchild F-227 took off from Mendoza, Argentina, and headed for Santiago, Chile. On board were forty-five people, including an amateur rugby team from Uruguay and their friends and family. The skies were clear that Friday, October 13, 1972, and at 3:30 p.m., the Fairchild’s pilot reported their altitude at 15,000 feet. But one minute later, the Santiago control tower lost all contact with the aircraft. For eight days, Chileans, Uruguayans, and Argentinians searched for it, but snowfall in the Andes had been heavy, and the odds of locating any wreckage were slim.   Ten weeks later, a Chilean peasant in a remote valley noticed two haggard men desperately gesticulating to him from across a river. He threw them a pen and paper, and the note they tossed back read: “I come from a plane that fell in the mountains . . .”   Sixteen of the original forty-five passengers on the F-227 survived its horrific crash. In the remote glacial wilderness, they camped in the plane’s fuselage, where they faced freezing temperatures, life-threatening injuries, an avalanche, and imminent starvation. As their meager food supplies ran out, and after they heard on a patched-together radio that the search parties had been called off, it seemed like all hope was lost. To save their own lives, these men and women not only had to keep their faith, they had to make an impossible decision: Should they eat the flesh of their dead friends?   A remarkable story of endurance and determination, friendship and the human spirit, Alive is the dramatic bestselling account of one of the most harrowing quests for survival in modern times.  
    Show book
  • Two Hours - cover

    Two Hours

    Ed Caesar

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Two hours, to cover 26 miles and 385 yards. Its running's Everest, a feat once seen as impossible for the human body. Now we can glimpse the mountaintop. The sub-two hour marathon requires an exceptional feat of speed, mental strength, and endurance. The pioneer will have to endure more, live braver, plan better, and be luckier than any who has run before. Ed Caesar takes us into the world of elite runners: the greatest marathoners on earth. From big-money races in the United States to remote villages in Kenya, Two Hours is a book about a beautiful sport, that few people understand. It's about talent, heroism, and refusing to accept defeat. It's a book about running that is about much more than running... it's a human drama like no other.
    Show book
  • How to run in a healthy way - cover

    How to run in a healthy way

    Agnes Przybylska, Andrew Pesheck

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    "How to run in a healthy way" is a book addressed at people who know that running is not only about leaving home and moving legs faster. Running is a sport like other sports and before we start running, we must get ready and know what to do not to experience negative impact of this discipline on our health.Unfortunately, similarly to other sports, running may have a harmful influence on our health. "How to run in a healthy way" is a perfect source of information about the following issues: -how to run in a healthy way? -what to pay attention to when buying running shoes?-how to get ready to run? -how to regenerate musles after physical effort? Additionally, the book contains information about a diet for runners, trends in running (with a strong highlight on running the natural way) and an interesting chapter on injuries suffered by runners.
    Show book
  • Optimum Drive - The Road Map to Driving Greatness - cover

    Optimum Drive - The Road Map to...

    Paul F. Gerrard

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    A champion racer and professional stunt driver reveals the secrets of peak performance in any endeavor. 
     
    Optimum Drive is the complete step-by-step guide to maximizing human performance. As a professional racing driver and a driving coach for over twenty years, Paul F. Gerrard gives you his unique perspective on what causes people to stagnate with the idea of being merely good, when each of us has the potential to be great. Gerrard believes that peak performance is within our grasp. 
     
    Gerrard helps you understand the mental toughness that it takes to reach that greatness. He starts off by taking you onto the track as he explores what driving at 200 mph can teach us about who we are. Using his experiences from behind the wheel at death-defying speeds, Gerrard breaks down the psychology of driving, what it takes, and how we can use it to achieve greatness in life. The key, he says, is the nirvana-like sensation of flow psychology, or being in the zone—a mental state in which one who is performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and joy. It is through flow psychology that Gerrard introduces a blend of holistic mindset combined with a competitive edge, which is essential to successful professional driving. This mix of guts, tenacity, and endurance is the foundation of Gerrard’s philosophy for attaining greatness—and can be put to work for you too, on or off the track.
    Show book