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Cold War, 50th Anniversary Edition

by (author) Roy MacSkimming

Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Hockey, Essays, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
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“A thorough, evocative, exciting account of what happened that September … MacSkimming’s control of the story and his feel for character … give it a new electricity.”—The Globe and Mail

Relive the excitement of the greatest hockey series ever played, now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary.

When the hockey teams of Canada and the Soviet Union faced off against each other in 1972, they would change the game forever. Weaving together rich period detail, illuminating anecdotes, and thrilling hockey action with eyewitness accounts from Paul Henderson, Ken Dryden, Harry Sinden, and other series greats, author Roy MacSkimming evokes as never before those twenty-seven legendary days in September 1972.

Cold War brings into full technicolor the desire and glory, arrogance and greed.”—Alison Griffiths, co-author of Net Worth

Cold War takes you back in time and gives you the feeling you were there. I was there but I still learned a lot from this enjoyable book.”—Yvan Cournoyer

About the author

Roy MacSkimming is a sometime defenseman (shoots left), hockey dad and lifelong fan. In addition to two hockey books, Gordie: A Hockey Legend and Cold War: The Amazing Canada-Soviet Hockey Series of 1972, both published by Greystone, he has written four novels, including Macdonald and Laurier in Love, as well as The Perilous Trade: Publishing Canada's Writers. His website is .

He lives in Perth, Ontario.

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