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Keith Magnuson: The Inspiring Life and Times of a Beloved Blackhawk Hardcover – October 1, 2013
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About the Author
Doug Feldmann is a professor in the College of Education at Northern Kentucky University and a former scout for the Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, and San Diego Padres. He is the author of numerous books, including El Birdos, Fleeter Than Birds, Miracle Collapse, September Streak, and St. Louis Cardinals Past and Present. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cliff Koroll and Keith Magnuson were teammates growing up in Saskatchewan, at the University of Denver, as well as on the Chicago Blackhawks. He delivered the eulogy at Magnuson’s funeral and is the current president of the Blackhawks Alumni Association. He lives in Chicago.
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Dr. Feldmann has written extensively on baseball history and the sport's sociological impact on urban and small-town America. A multiple-time nominee for the Casey Award and the Seymour Medal from the Society for American Baseball Research, Dr. Feldmann is married and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Visit his web site at dougfeldmannbooks.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Yes, the book contains quite a bit on fighting, but due to Magnuson being a defense man fighting went with the job. I found only one profanity in the book so I would suggest you can give this to a youngster who enjoys hockey whether they like the Chicago Black Hawks or have heard of Keith Magnuson or not.
This book also brought back to life the names of a number of hockey players I remembered from this time period but had forgotten about. Whether you are a hockey fan or just a casual sports fan I believe you will enjoy this book especially if you are familiar with hockey during the 1970s.
Keith Magnuson joined the Black Hawks shortly after the league doubled by way of expansion. He quickly became a fan favorite with his red hair ans his tremendous heart. He was paired with Doug Jarrett as the second line defensive tandem, and took the enforcer/ protector role on the team.
Doug Feldmann was clearly a fan, and makes some concise observations about the players and teammates of "Maggie" and the era of hockey itself that I had not read or thought about before.
Magnuson only scored fourteen regular season goals in his ten year career with the Hawks, but played with passion and heart. Apparently, he stayed true to his ideals in his friendships and family life, as well. He was appointed head coach of the Black Hawks, but quickly became consumed with righting a very young team. His heart would not let him short the team or himself of an all encompassing existence until he put the team on a winning path. He moved on, but always bled the Black Hawk colors.
His untimely and tragic end touched fans and friends deeply. Mr Feldmann found a wonderful outlet for a well written sports biography.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My husband and I went to college with Keith, and this was the perfect gift for my husband for Fathers day.Published 20 months ago by Jaine
If you followed hockey in the '70s, you knew who Keith Magnuson was. His reputation as a fierce take-no-prisoners defensive defenceman and tough guy was well known across the NHL. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Brian Maitland
Growing up with Keith Magnuson as my favorite defensemen for the Chicago Blackhawks, this book is the perfect portrayal of what he went through to play for the Chicago Blackhawks. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Fran brancato
Maggie was an inspiration to any field of life. He showed that whatever you do in life you show pour your whole heart into it and believe that you can be the best. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kelly Luczak
To grow up a hawks fan and not know who this man was I feel was a disservice. After reading this book I now feel somewhat a part of Keith's legacy. Read morePublished 23 months ago by FGJ
Remembering Keith as a young man growing up was always interesting as to his enforcer actions on the ice. Read morePublished on January 28, 2014 by BigDogBill
Outstanding read about inspirational player. Defines what old-school was all-about. Certainly the term Work-Horse would apply to this great Blackhawk.Published on January 21, 2014 by Richard D. Sertz