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October 29, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Community Room
Author Greg Franke will be here to discuss his book Epic Confrontation: Canada vs. Russia On Ice, the engrossingly recounted story of the Canada-Soviet hockey rivalry based on the firsthand recollections of many of the people directly involved.
For decades Canada had reigned unchallenged as the dominant country at the sport, and the pride that came with knowing that their beloved national game was one thing at which they were unquestionably the world's best was a major part of the self-image and esteem of nearly all Canadians. Until suddenly, an interloper appeared that was like no other competitor Canada had ever met. The USSR invented their own style of play, and perhaps more significantly, represented a political system hostile to the West and its values. Thus, to Canadians, overcoming this unexpected threat became not only a matter of national honor - but also a crusade for the Free World.
Copies of Greg's book will be available for purchase and signing.