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The Philadelphia Flyers at 50
The Philadelphia Flyers at 50

The Philadelphia Flyers at 50

The Story of the Iconic Hockey Club and its Top 50 Heroes, Wins & Events
By Jay Greenberg

SPORTS & RECREATION

600 Pages, 9 x 11

Formats: Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Cloth, $50.00 (US $50.00) (CA $60.00)

ISBN 9781629373690

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Dec 2016)

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Published to mark the club's 50th season in the National Hockey League, The Philadelphia Flyers at 50 sets a new standard for contemporary sports history. It tells the story of a remarkable hockey club with passion and detail. On the ice, in the dressing room and behind the scenes, this 600-page large-format illustrated book documents how the Flyers and their fans have maintained the passion that is their hallmark through great successes, valiant losses and even withering tragedies. Building on his 1996 best-seller Full Spectrum, writer Jay Greenberg invested three years interviewing 263 people who have told the team's story with pride and candor, revealing, in some cases for the first time, factors that shaped the franchise. Trades, retirements, injuries, untimely deaths, tough decisions and shift-by-shift game action combine to reveal what it means to be a Flyer. "It's an honor to wear this logo," said current captain Claude Giroux. "Being a Flyer meant everything to me," said Mark Recchi, a feeling echoed by Cup-winner Andre Dupont when he said, "They gave me a chance to be part of history." Includes a message from owner Ed Snider who passed away on April 11, 2016, as well as profiles of 50 Flyer heroes and descriptions of the club's 50 most important wins and significant events This comprehensive book has it all.

Author Biography

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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The Philadelphia Flyers at 50

The Story of the Iconic Hockey Club and its Top 50 Heroes, Wins & Events

By Jay Greenberg

 

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

 

The Philadelphia Flyers are as tenacious as they come: a franchise known for its character and drive as much as its hockey. From celebrating great achievements to overcoming horrible tragedy and loss, the 2016-17 season marks half a century of story-worthy Flyers hockey from their earliest days to the present.

 

In The Philadelphia Flyers at 50: The Story of the Iconic Hockey Club and its Top 50 Heroes, Wins & Events (Triumph Books, December 2016), Jay Greenberg commemorates the history of one of the NHL’s most storied franchises with detail and passion. 600 pages of Flyers stories and full-color photographs immerse fans in the iconic history of the Flyers franchise. Highlights include:

 

  • Heartfelt message from owner Ed Snider who passed away on April 11, 2016
  • A ranked and comprehensive list of the Top 50 Flyer Heroes
  • Detailed account of the Flyers triumphant comeback against the Bruins in the 2010 playoffs
  • The Top 50 Flyer Wins and Events
  • A look into the hopeful future of the franchise

 

The Philadelphia Flyers at 50 sets a new standard for contemporary sports history. On the ice, in the dressing room and behind the scenes, it documents how the Flyers and their fans have maintained the passion that is their hallmark. Including trades, retirements, injuries, untimely deaths, as well as profiles of 50 Flyer heroes and descriptions of the club's 50 most important wins and significant events, this comprehensive book has it all.

 

About the Author:

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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