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The Leafs

by (author) Jack Batten

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2004
Hockey, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2004
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Fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs are once again wearing their colours with pride. It's been 36 years since the Stanley Cup was won by Toronto, but Leafs fans will agree that the past decade has seen their team come agonizingly close to the Cup finals. Indeed they are almost there again! The new edition of this bestseller is filled with memories of great Leafs teams through the “90s, into the new millenium including their strong showing this season. The Leafs includes all new colour photographs complementing the sometimes amusing, sometimes dramatic and often nostalgic stories from within the inner sanctums of Maple Leaf Gardens and the Air Canada Centre. Die-hard fans won?t be able to put it down and new fans will find no better source for learning about this legendary team.

About the author

Jack Batten practised law in Toronto for four years before turning to a life of writing. He has written for all the major Canadian magazines and is the author of thirty-three books including four crime novels. Five of his nonfiction books dealt with real-life Canadian lawyers, judges, and court cases; a biography of John Robinette was among these books. Batten's books have also dealt with sports, Canadian history, and biography. He has reviewed jazz for The Globe and Mail, movies for CBC radio, and still writes a column on crime fiction for the Toronto Star. His biography of Tom Longboat won the $10,000 Norma Fleck Award for best children's nonfiction in 2002, and the book is being made into a feature film. His most recent book is The Annex: The Story of a Toronto Neighbourhood, published in 2004.

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