A pioneering and beloved Canadian legend comes to life. Father David Bauer changed lives - at the rink, in the classroom, and at the pulpit. Bauer´s dream created the first truly national Canadian hockey team. In 1963 that unique group represented Canada abroad and were committed to both country and to Father Bauer. Whether shepherding the hockey program at St. Michael´s College in Toronto or the men´s national team out of the University of British Columbia, Bauer was both spiritual leader and trailblazer. Through exhaustive research and countless interviews, author Greg Oliver explores a Canadian icon, the teams that he put on the ice, and the rocky, almost unfathomable years of the 1970s when Canada didn´t play international hockey. Finally, for the first time ever, the whole story of Father Bauer´s critical importance to Canada´s game is told in the rich detail it deserves, and a beloved icon is celebrated for his contributions to our nation´s sporting history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JP Linton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029886/bk_adbl_029886_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thrashing Seasons:Sporting Culture in Manitoba and the Genesis of Prairie Wrestling C. Nathan Hatton
It is 1965, and Swinging London is coming into its prime years. The streets are alive with mods and rockers, playboys and good-time girls, all revelling in the blossoming artistic, creative and cultural energies of the decade. Amid the colour and chaos is a boy sporting drainpipe jeans, an immaculately tailored sports coat and a half-inch wide tie. A devoted fan of The Who, he looks the part in his pristine mod gear. As the lead singer of the Lower Third, his talent is shaping itself into something truly special. His name is Davie Jones. In 10 years, he will be unrecognisable as fresh-faced boy of 1965, and in just over 50 years, his death will be mourned by millions, his legacy the story of the greatest rock star of all time. And, all through the years of the late ´60s, Phil Lancaster was by his side. As the drummer in Bowie´s band the Lower Third, Phil was there as the singer´s musical stripes began to show and was witness to his early recording techniques, his first experimental forays into drug taking and the band´s discovery of his bisexuality in shocking circumstances. In this riveting - and often very funny - memoir, Phil tells the story of life alongside the insecure yet blazingly talented boy who became Bowie, at a critical crossroad of time and place in music history. What follows is an intimate, personal and important perspective on the genesis of one of the most iconic musicians of the 20th century - one that gets under the skin of the man himself, before the personas and alter egos masked the fascinating figure beneath them. At the Birth of Bowie is essential listening for anyone who knows what happened on Bowie´s journey but wants to understand how and why it ever began. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Lancaster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000071/bk_bonn_000071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.