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Orr

My Story

By Bobby Orr, 1948-

One of the greatest sports figures of all time breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself.

He has never written a memoir, authorized a biography, or talked to journalists about his past, but now he is finally ready to tell his story.

Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game of hockey. From 1966 through the mid-seventies, he could change a game just by stepping on the ice. No defenseman had ever played the way he did, or received so many trophies, or set so many records, several of which still stand today.

But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. They don’t tell what inspired Orr, what drove him, what it was like for a shy small-town kid to suddenly land in the full glare of the media. They don’t tell what it was like when the agent he regarded as a brother betrayed him and left him in financial ruin. They don’t tell what he thinks of the game of hockey today.

He is speaking out now because “I am a parent and a grandparent and I believe that I have lessons worth passing on.” Orr: My Story is more than a book about hockey—it is about the making of a man.

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Format: Book
Author: Orr, Bobby, 1948-
Summary: One of the greatest sports figures of all time breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself. He has never written a memoir, authorized a biography, or talked to journalists about his past, but now he is finally ready to tell his story. The author is often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game of hockey. From 1966 through the mid-seventies, he could change a game just by stepping on the ice. No defenseman had ever played the way he did, or received so many trophies, or set so many records, several of which still stand today. But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. They don't tell what inspired him, what drove him, what it was like for a shy small-town kid to suddenly land in the full glare of the media. They don't tell what it was like when the agent he regarded as a brother betrayed him and left him in financial ruin. They don't tell what he thinks of the game of hockey today. He is speaking out now because 'I am a parent and a grandparent and I believe that I have lessons worth passing on.' This is more than a book about hockey; it is about the making of a man. -- Provided by publisher.
Title: Orr : my story / Bobby Orr.
Publisher Date: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2013]
Subject: Orr, Bobby, 1948- Boston Bruins (Hockey team) -- History. Hockey players -- Canada -- Biography BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports. SPORTS & RECREATION / Hockey. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
Isbn: 9780399161759 (hardback) 0399161759 (hardback)
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Call Number: B Orr
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Bib Id: 456117

Format: Book
Author: Orr, Bobby, 1948-
Summary: One of the greatest sports figures of all time breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself. He has never written a memoir, authorized a biography, or talked to journalists about his past, but now he is finally ready to tell his story. The author is often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game of hockey. From 1966 through the mid-seventies, he could change a game just by stepping on the ice. No defenseman had ever played the way he did, or received so many trophies, or set so many records, several of which still stand today. But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. They don't tell what inspired him, what drove him, what it was like for a shy small-town kid to suddenly land in the full glare of the media. They don't tell what it was like when the agent he regarded as a brother betrayed him and left him in financial ruin. They don't tell what he thinks of the game of hockey today. He is speaking out now because 'I am a parent and a grandparent and I believe that I have lessons worth passing on.' This is more than a book about hockey; it is about the making of a man. -- Provided by publisher.
Title: Orr : my story / Bobby Orr.
Publisher, Date: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2013]
Description: xiii, 290 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : facsimiles, illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Subjects: Orr, Bobby, 1948-
Subjects: Boston Bruins (Hockey team) -- History.
Subjects: Hockey players -- Canada -- Biography
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports.
Subjects: SPORTS & RECREATION / Hockey.
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-284) and index.
LCCN: 2013024246
ISBN: 9780399161759 (hardback)
ISBN: 0399161759 (hardback)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: B Orr