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Flyer Lives
Flyer Lives

Flyer Lives

Philadelphia Hockey Greats Share Their Personal Stories
By Jakki Clarke, By Ed Snider

SPORTS & RECREATION

288 Pages, 5 x 7

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

ISBN 9781600787560

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Oct 2012)

Price: $19.95
 
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Overview

An insider’s view of the enduring hockey franchise
Stretching back to the team’s birth in the National Hockey League expansion of 1967, this record follows the Philadelphia Flyers’ story, starting with the rabid fan base they built during their “Broad Street Bullies” era of the 1970s. The hard-charging Bullies’ back-to-back Stanley Cup victories in 1974 and 1975 are documented, and the team’s status as a perennial contender is illustrated through their 34 playoff appearances. Penned by charismatic superstar and team manager Bobby Clarke’s own daughter Jakki, this account reflects the personal relationships the author established with many of the team’s best skaters. Drawn from up-close interviews with more than 30 of the Flyers’ greats regarding their lives, playing careers, challenges, and successes, this compilation is a must-have keepsake that all Philadelphia hockey fans are sure to cherish. Players from all eras are represented—including Billy Barber, Bernie Parent, Mark Howe, Keith Primeau, and more—sharing never-before-told stories about learning to skate, playing pranks in the locker room, enjoying the fruits of victory, and overcoming crushing defeat. Containing valuable advice for both athletes and parents, this is an intimate look at a group of men who have experienced the ups and downs of a demanding sport at all levels.

Reviews

“fun … what a magnificent dose of literary sports medicine.”--Ice Chips and Diamond Dust, a blog for The Observer-Dispatch

Author Biography

Jakki Clarke is a former director of communications and the daughter of Bobby Clarke, the former Philadelphia Flyers’ MVP and general manager. She lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Ed Snider co-founded the Philadelphia Flyers in 1967 and has owned or run the team ever since. Today, he is chairman of Comcast Spectacor, the company that owns the Philadelphia Flyers.

Media

Flyer Lives was featured with an interview with author Jakki Clarke on sports blog Uticaod, the website for the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, New York.
Flyer Lives was reviewed and includes an author interview on FlyersFaithful.com.
Jakki Clarke, author of Flyer Lives, was interviewed in the New Jersey Courier-Post.
Listen to Jakki Clarke, author of Flyer Lives, interviewed on 1140 WBCB-AM.
Jakki Clarke and Flyer Lives were featured in an article in the South Jersey Magazine.
Author Jakki Clarke interviews on “The WCHE Morning Magazine” which airs on WCHE-AM in Chester County, PA.
The author of Flyer Lives, Jakki Clarke, interviews on “The Nick Bonsanto Show” on the nationally syndicated Sports Byline USA.
Author Jakki Clarke interviews on “Sports Goombas” on WIGB-AM in New Jersey.
Jakki Clarke and her book, Flyer Lives, were profiled in South Jersey Magazine.

Book Signings

Past Events


Mar
28
Jakki Clarke - Flyer Lives ›
Philadelphia, PA
6:00pm
Mar
03
Jakki Clarke - Flyer Lives ›
Philadelphia, PA
1:30pm
Dec
19
Bernie Parent & Jakki Clarke - Unmasked & Flyer Lives ›
Philadelphia, PA
11:00am
Dec
08
Bernie Parent & Jakki Clarke - Unmasked & Flyer Lives ›
Marlton, NJ
1:00pm

Press Releases

Flyer Lives: Philadelphia Hockey Greats Share
Their Personal Stories
By Jakki Clarke

 


CHICAGO: Stretching back to the team's birth in the National Hockey League expansion of 1967, Flyer Lives: Philadelphia Hockey Greats Share Their Personal Stories (November 2012, Triumph Books) by Jakki Clarke, daughter of hockey great Bobby Clarke, follows the Philadelphia Flyers' story, detailing the triumphs and heartbreaks; rivalries and team pride; super stars and legends in this insider's glimpse into this enduring hockey franchise.

 

Starting with the rabid fan base they built during their "Broad Street Bullies" era of the 1970s, Flyer Lives delves into their hard-charging approach and the Bullies' back-to-back Stanley Cup victories in 1974 and 1975. Drawn from up-close interviews with more than 30 of the Flyers' best players regarding their lives, playing careers, challenges and successes, this riveting account reflects the personal relationships the author established with many of the team's best skaters. Players from all eras are represented-including Bob Kelly, Ron Hextall, Mark Howe, Keith Primeau and more-sharing never-before-told stories about learning to skate, playing pranks in the locker room, enjoying the fruits of victory with their teammates and overcoming crushing defeat.

 

Documenting the team's status as a perennial contender as illustrated through their 34 playoff appearances, Flyer Lives is an invaluable collection of stories that trace the Flyers' legacy.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jakki Clarke is a former director of communications and the daughter of Bobby Clarke, the former Philadelphia Flyers' MVP and general manager. She lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

 

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