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A Professional Amateur in the World of Big-Time Hockey
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George Plimpton takes to the ice with the Boston Bruins in this memorable portrait of the rough-and-tumble world of professional hockey, repackaged and now featuring a foreword from Denis Leary and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton Archives.
In OPEN NET, George Plimpton takes to the ice as goalie for his beloved Boston Bruins. After signing a release holding the Bruins blameless if he should meet with injury or death, he survives a harrowing, seemingly eternal five minutes in an exhibition game against the always-tough Philadelphia Flyers.
With reflections on such hockey greats as Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, and Eddie Shore, OPEN NET is at once a celebration of the thrills and grace of the greatest sport on ice and a probing meditation into the hopes and fears of every man.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780316326810
    • Manufacturer: Little Brown & Co
    • ISBN 13: 9780316326810
    • Publication Date: 04/01/2016
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Tom Wolfe
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