A 5000 year history, from 2500 BC to 1972, Splendid Is The Sun ranks as one of the greatest hockey histories ever written. A groundbreaking work, rich in research and detail. Splendid Is The Sun covers the roots of hockey from ancient times, through both World Wars, and the Cold War, documenting the growth of American, Canadian, and Russian hockey culminating in the 1972 Canada-Russia hockey showdown. A monumental history that is truly one-of-a-kind.
Notable Topics Include: +Origins of Hockey. +European and North American history and development. +Birth of Professional Hockey. +Nationalism and International Play. +Rise of Russian hockey. +1960 U.S.A. Olympic Gold. +1972 Canada-Russia.