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The Rocket : a cultural history of Maurice Richard

Author: Benoît Melançon; Fred A Reed
Publisher: Vancouver, BC ; Berkeley : Greystone Books, ©2009.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Maurice Richard; Maurice Richard; Maurice Richard
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benoît Melançon; Fred A Reed
ISBN: 9781553653363 155365336X
OCLC Number: 272544462
Notes: Originally published in 2006 as: Les yeux de Maurice Richard : une histoire culturelle, by Les Éditions Fides, Montreal.
Description: 304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Portrait of the Rocket as a Hockey Star --
The life and times of Maurice Richard --
The player --
The twelve labours of number 9 --
I. The Icon --
When the eyes speak... --
A fiery gaze --
Silences --
Tears --
What's in a name? --
Le Rocket --
A common name --
Selling a myth --
Buying the Rocket --
Living in Maurice Richard's house --
The salesman --
The Rocket's library --
Selling himself --
The Rocket's body --
Strength and its weaknesses --
Larger than life? --
That obscure object of desire --
Comparing the incomparable --
Just another athlete? --
Today the hockey rink, tomorrow the world --
Maurice Richard as told to children --
A holy trinity --
Setting an example --
Legacies --
II. The Riot --
Commemorations --
March 4, 1851 --
Maurice Richard's writings --
December 29, 1954-March 18, 1955 --
In song --
...in print and on the air --
...in story --
...in pictures --
Rocket politics --
An "ethnic dimension"? --
III. A Myth --
Legend, hero, myth --
Legends and heroes --
Myths --
Mythical time --
1956-60 --
The 1970s --
The turn of the century --
Lament for the Rocket --
Chronicle of a death foretold --
The Maurice Richards of spring 2000 --
A final resting place --
Against Maurice Richard --
The Rocket among the English --
The Rocket --
A pan-Canadian icon --
The two solitudes --
Sound recordings --
Films and television programs.
Other Titles: Yeux de Maurice Richard.
Responsibility: Benoît Melançon ; translated by Fred A. Reed ; foreword by Roy MacGregor ; afterword by Jean Béliveau.
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