A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs and the Rise of Professional Hockey, published by Simon and Schuster, chronicles the history and drama surrounding Toronto's earliest professional hockey teams between 1908 and 1914.
Harper, who calls himself a decent but slow writer, says he wrote the book in 15 minute increments, writing at night just before going to bed.
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So far, it looks like all the hard work has paid off. For the most part, the book has received strong reviews.
From the Globe and Mail:
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It’s being marketed as a tale for hockey obsessives. But what it is, really, is something better and more interesting and, from the perspective of book sellers, probably less saleable: a history of Canada in the early years