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Jim Taylor

Born on March 16, 1937 in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Jim Taylor of West Vancouver was B.C.'s most widely-read sports columnist. Taylor began his newspaper career in 1954 as a part-time sports reporter at the Daily Colonist in Victoria and later wrote for the Vancouver Sun, the Vancouver Province and the Calgary Sun. He became a nationally syndicated sports columnist, author, and broadcaster. His 1987 chronicle of Rick Hansen's wheelchair journey, Man In Motion, reputedly had a record first printing for a B.C. book. In addition to Taylor's books on Wayne Gretzky, entitled Gretzky:The Authorized Pictorial Biography with Wayne Gretzky, and B.C. Lions` Jim Young, entitled Dirty Thirty. Taylor is credited with the re-write of a Soviet journalist's biography of Igor Larionov. In 2004, he compiled The Best of Jim Coleman: Fifty Years of Canadian Sport from the Man Who Saw it All. A member of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame, Taylor was awarded a lifetime achievement award by Sports Media Canada in 2000. He began his writing career as part-time high school sports reporter, drank beer from the Stanley Cup, saw Paul Henderson score "The Goal" in 1972, predicted rookie placekicker Lui Passaglia wouldn`t last with the BC Lions more than one season and wrote more than 8,000 newspaper columns. He recalls his half-century as a sports writer in Hello, Sweetheart? Gimme Rewrite!

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And to Think I Got in Free!

And to Think I Got in Free!

Highlights from Fifty Years on the Sports Beat
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Bob Lenarduzzi

Bob Lenarduzzi

A Canadian Soccer Story
edition:Hardcover
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Forgive Me My Press Passes

Forgive Me My Press Passes

edition:Paperback
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Goin' Deep

Goin' Deep

The Life and Times of a CFL Quarterback
edition:Hardcover
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Jasper

Jasper

A History of the Place and Its People
edition:Hardcover
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Rick Hansen

Rick Hansen

Man in Motion
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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You Mean I Get PAID to Do This?

You Mean I Get PAID to Do This?

edition:Paperback
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“Hello Sweetheart? Gimmie Rewrite!”

“Hello Sweetheart? Gimmie Rewrite!”

My Life in the Wonderful World of Sports
edition:Hardcover
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Cam Tait

Cam Tait

Disabled? Hell No! I'm a Sit-Down Comic!
edition:Paperback
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Game On!

Vancouver Whitecaps and the Major League Soccer Explosion
edition:Paperback
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One More Time!

One More Time!

The Dal Richards Story
edition:Paperback
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The Best of Jim Coleman

The Best of Jim Coleman

Fifty Years of Canadian Sport from the Man Who Saw It All
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