Dropping the Gloves (Hardcover)
Inside the Fiercely Combative World of Professional Hockey
McClelland & Stewart, 9780771056949, 240pp.
Publication Date: October 16, 2012
Written in Barry's voice and style, the narrative follows his career in hockey, from its start in Kelvington, Saskatchewan, through his years in Junior, the WHA, and finally, the NHL. Along the way, Barry muses on the state of the game, what makes some teams work and other fail, and how he worked to instill a winning attitude in all the teams he coached.
Filled with behind-the-scene stories of all the legendary players Barry played with or coached - Gretzky, Yzerman, Messier, Bobby Hull, and Brad Park - "Dropping the Gloves" is a true to life, insiders account of the world of professional hockey and an absolute must read for fans of the game.
About the Author
ROGRER VAUGHAN has published biographies of Ted Turner and Herbert von Karajan in addition to 12 other books including "The Art of Hitting," with Tony Gwynn; "Golf, The Women's Game"; and" Fastnet: One Man's Voyage," and the story for a feature film "(Wind)." He has written more than 100 shows (both live and taped) for ESPN. Vaughan currently lives on Maryland's Eastern Shore with his wife, Kippy.
Praise For Dropping the Gloves: Inside the Fiercely Combative World of Professional Hockey…
"Barry Melrose presents a rare, firsthand, realistic look into the world of professional hockey from every perspective . . . and he does it in a manner he has mastered: raw and unpolished."
--New York Journal of Books