Gordie Howe's Son
Gordie Howe's Son

Gordie Howe's Son

A Hall of Fame Life in the Shadow of Mr. Hockey
By Mark Howe, By Jay Greenberg, Foreword by Wayne Gretzky

SPORTS & RECREATION

336 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Cloth, $25.95 (US $25.95)

ISBN 9781600788475

Rights: US

Triumph Books (Nov 2013)

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Overview

The puck doesn't fall far from the tree
Mark Howe emerged from the shadow cast by his iconic father Gordie to achieve greatness. In this autobiography, he vividly describes his unparalleled experiences. A U.S. Olympic silver medalist at age 16, and a member of the Memorial Cup champion Toronto Marlboros, Howe went on to play seven seasons alongside his father, Gordie, and brother, Marty, for the WHA's two-time champion Houston Aeros and New England and Hartford Whalers before becoming a four-time NHL All-Star with the Philadelphia Flyers. Howe, elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011, recounts the joys and travails endured by the sport's most beloved family. Recollections of teammtes, injuries, game experiences, deaths, and his life as a child athlete make this a must-read for all hockey fans.

Author Biography

Mark Howe is a three-time NHL first-team All Star defenseman who in 2011 became only the third son of a Hockey Hall of Famer to also be inducted. He helped the Philadelphia Flyers to two Stanley Cup finals and had a 22-year professional career that ended with the team of his father, the Detroit Red Wings. He is currently the director of pro scouting for the Red Wings. He lives in Jackson, New Jersey. Jay Greenberg is a 40-year veteran of newspapers, magazines and websites, including the New York Post, Toronto Sun, Sports Illustrated, Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia Evening and Sunday Bulletin, and Kansas City Star. He authored the most complete history of a team ever published, Full Spectrum, about the Philadelphia Flyers, and has been a contributor to The Hockey News for four decades. He lives in Manalapan, New Jersey.Wayne Gretzky broke Gordie Howe's records to become the all-time leading goal and point producer in NHL history. "The Great One" lives in Westlake Village, California.

Media

Gordie Howe's Son was featured in the Star-Ledger.
Gordie Howe's Son was featured in the Philadelphia Daily News and on Philly.com.
Gordie Howe's Son was excerpted on ThePostGame, a Yahoo! Sports blog.
Gordie Howe's Son was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Gordie Howe's Son was featured in the Detroit Free-Press.
Gordie Howe's Son was featured on HockeyBuzz.com.
Gordie Howe's Son was reviewed on Sportsology.
Gordie Howe's Son was mentioned in the Tribune-Democrat, in a feature article on co-author Jay Greenberg.
Gordie Howe's Son was reviewed on the website for the Utica Observer-Dispatch. The review was also featured on Kukla's Corner and Zimbio.com.
Gordie Howe's Son was reviewed on The Hockey Writers.

Book Signings

Past Events


Mar
24
Mark Howe & Jay Greenberg - Gordie Howe's Son ›
Philadelphia, PA
5:30pm
Philadelphia, PA
Jan
11
Mark Howe & Jay Greenberg - Gordie Howe's Son ›
Philadelphia, PA
11:30am
Dec
09
Mark Howe - Gordie Howe's Son ›
Marlton, NJ
7:00pm
Dec
01
Mark Howe - Gordie Howe's Son ›
Ridgewood, NJ
1:00pm
Nov
20
Mark Howe & Jay Greenberg - Gordie Howe's Son ›
Fairless Hills, PA
7:00pm
Nov
08
Mark Howe - Gordie Howe's Son ›
King of Prussia, PA
11:00am
Nov
03
Mark Howe - Gordie Howe's Son ›
Doylestown, PA
2:00pm

Press Releases

Gordie Howe's Son: A Hall of Fame Life in the Shadow of Mr. Hockey

By Mark Howe with Jay Greenberg

Foreword By Wayne Gretzky

 

Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books, 312.676.4256, b.ames@triumphbooks.com

 

The Howe family is considered "Hockey's number-one family," but not just because of Mr. Hockey himself. Gordie Howe's son, Mark Howe, emerged from his father's shadow with a Hall of Fame career of his own.

 

Mark Howe and Jay Greenberg's Gordie Howe's Son: A Hall of Fame Life in the Shadow of Mr. Hockey (Triumph Books, November 2013) tells the story of Mark Howe and what it was like growing up as the son of such a celebrated hockey player. Highlights include:

 

  • A look into how it felt for Mark Howe to finally realize the extent of his father's fame - and that not every boy's dad is asked for autographs
  • Memories of playing hockey in the home-made rink in the family's front yard and breaking a total of 12 windows in the house
  • Mark Howe's impression of his new teammates on the Philadelphia Flyers from the initial face-off on his very first day of training camp
  • Details of the bonds Mark Howe formed with his teammates throughout the years and how both Detroit and Philadelphia became his home
  • The story of his Hall of Fame induction and honoring his father's 16-year-old request that he wear Number 9
  • Mark Howe Night 2012 - the night the Red Wings played the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center and how even on his own night, he was Gordie Howe's son

 

The story of Mark Howe will intrigue readers and is especially great for followers of the Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers.  Recollections of teammates, injuries, game experiences, deaths and his life as a child athlete make Gordie Howe's Son a must-read for all hockey fans.

 

About the Authors:

Mark Howe is a three-time NHL first-team All Star defenseman who in 2011 became only the third son of a Hockey Hall of Famer to also be inducted. He helped the Philadelphia Flyers to two Stanley Cup finals and had a 22-year professional career that ended with the team of his father, the Detroit Red Wings. He is currently the director of pro scouting for the Red Wings. He lives in Jackson, New Jersey.

 

Jay Greenberg is a 40-year veteran of newspapers, magazines and websites, including the New York Post, Toronto Sun, Sports Illustrated, Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia Evening and Sunday Bulletin, and Kansas City Star. He authored the most complete history of a team ever published, Full Spectrum, about the Philadelphia Flyers, and has been a contributor to The Hockey News for four decades. He lives in Manalapan, New Jersey.

 

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