Author Talk, Online Event Virtual Book Talk: Kooks & Degenerates on Ice: Bobby Orr, the Big Bad Bruins, & the Stanley Cup Championship That Transformed Hockey 24 April 2020.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM This is an online program. Thomas J. Whalen, Boston University Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Winter_2020/cover_image.jpg

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During the 1969–1970 season, the “Big, Bad Bruins,” led by the legendary Bobby Orr, brushed off their perennial losing ways to defeat the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Finals for their first championship in 29 years. Thomas J. Whalen brings to life all the colorful personalities and iconic players from this Stanley Cup-raising team. Whalen situates this winning season into its historical context as the United States struggled with issues of war, race, politics, and class, making his book a must-read for sports enthusiasts, hockey fans, and those interested in twentieth-century American history.

Please note: this is an online event. Registrants will receive an email with links and instructions on how to join the event. Order the book here!

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