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Maurice Richard

Author: Charles Foran
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Group (Canada), 2011.
Series: Extraordinary Canadians.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Few athletes, even great ones, transcend their sport. But right from the start Maurice Richard represented far more than a high-scoring forward who filled seats in NHL arenas. The March 1955 Richard Riot, in which fans went on a rampage to protest his suspension, contained the seeds of a transformation. The fact that during Richard's final five seasons his team won the Stanley Cup each spring, and that his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Maurice Richard; Maurice Richard; Maurice Richard
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Foran
ISBN: 9780670064120 0670064122
OCLC Number: 665192639
Description: xiii, 166 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Extraordinary Canadians.
Responsibility: by Charles Foran ; with an introduction by John Ralston Saul.

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"Few athletes, even great ones, transcend their sport. But right from the start Maurice Richard represented far more than a high-scoring forward who filled seats in NHL arenas. The March 1955 Richard Riot, in which fans went on a rampage to protest his suspension, contained the seeds of a transformation. The fact that during Richard's final five seasons his team won the Stanley Cup each spring, and that his retirement in 1960 coincided with the defeat of the repressive Duplessis regime and the emergence of a government that would quickly reinvent Quebec as a modern, secular society, made it impossible to separate his athletic accomplishments from the social and political evolutions of his time"--Pub. info.

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