sets out to chronicle that unforgettable streak of 39 games in the fall of 1981, when a 20-year-old wunderkind from the town of Brantford, Ontario, captured the imagination of not just the hockey world but the world at large and emerged as both the game's biggest star and it's most recognizable face.
Published on the 35th anniversary of this remarkable feat, the story of this unforgettable season is chronicled by renowned hockey authors Mike Brophy and Todd Denault. Based on new interviews with Wayne Gretzky and with those who surrounded him during his magical run at hockey's greatest record, Unbreakable: 50 Goals in 39 Games, Wayne Gretzky and the Story of Hockey's Greatest Record will detail on a game-by-game basis Gretzky's stellar run towards hockey immortality, through extensive research and the reminiscences of those who were there, including teammates, and players from opposing teams.
|This book was published in 1996 but I just got around to reading it. The author takes you through the year of Wayne Gretsky amazing 50 goals in 39 games. At only 20 years old this really set the newspapers on fire at least the sports pages. The author takes you through the games and also new interviews with players and people who were around for those moments. I can only imagine what it was like being there for those games. Seeing Gretsky play when he was traded to the Kings much later was a sight to be seen so back then would have been really special. The author does a good job of making you feel part of that time which is difficult. I found this book to be an enjoyable read, and I think it would be for any hockey fan. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com|