Tribes: An International Hockey History

    By Darril Fosty, George Fosty
For much of the nineteenth century European militarists had channeled their spirit and energy into sports in hopes of creating a training ground for warriors. This new concept and logic fed upon the ideas of racial purity and warrior cults. It was a belief system well in keeping with the imperialism of the times. In the 1890s this form of ideology and practice reached new levels as athletes began to compete under the banners of nations. Following WWI, and as a result of the worldwide growth and popularity of the Olympics, the game of ice hockey took on a more complex form as teams representing countries began to compete in international play. Cultural differences, political ideologies, and blind nationalism supplanted sportsmanship. Pride and emotion replaced reason. From North America to Nazi Germany, and on to the gates of Moscow, what were designed to be hockey games of goodwill became battles. The Great War was over; the longest undeclared war of nations was about to begin.
    ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Darril Fosty Darril Fosty is a Canadian-born award-winning historian, documentary filmmaker and media publisher currently living in South Berwick, Maine. He studied History and Journalism at Western Washington University receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1992. George Fosty George Fosty is a Canadian-born historian and publisher currently living in New York City. He obtained his A.A. degree in History from Western Wyoming College in 1983. In 1985, earned his B.A. in History from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. In 1991 he also earned his M.A. in History from Midwestern State University-Texas. From September 1990 to November 1991 he was employed as a Military Historian (GS-7) with the U.S. Office of Personal Management under special contract to the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force, Sheppard AFB, Texas. While at Sheppard AFB he authored and edited numerous articles on USAF history, created two military museums (in conjunction with Sheppard AFB's 50th Anniversary), served as a Military Advisor on three locally produced television documentaries, and co-authored the award winning book "Sustaining The Wings: A Fifty Year History of Sheppard AFB, 1941-1991" (MSU Press, 1991) the 1991 United States Air Training Command History Book-of-the-Year. In addition to his university degrees, he is a 14-year veteran of the New York legal community and holds a Diploma In International Law from the London Guildhall University (City Polytechnic), London, England (1980) as well as a Legal Generalist Certificate from Adelphi University in New York (1995). Books by Darril and George Fosty "Splendid Is The Sun: The 5,000 Year History of Hockey" (2003), "Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895-1925" (2004), "Footie's Black Book: A Guide To International Association Football" (2010), and " Where Brave Men Fall: The Battle Of Dieppe And The Espionage War Against Hitler, 1939-1942" (2013). Darril Fosty Darril Fosty is a Canadian-born award-winning historian, documentary filmmaker and media publisher currently living in South Berwick, Maine. He studied History and Journalism at Western Washington University receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1992. George Fosty George Fosty is a Canadian-born historian and publisher currently living in New York City. He obtained his A.A. degree in History from Western Wyoming College in 1983. In 1985, earned his B.A. in History from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. In 1991 he also earned his M.A. in History from Midwestern State University-Texas. From September 1990 to November 1991 he was employed as a Military Historian (GS-7) with the U.S. Office of Personal Management under special contract to the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force, Sheppard AFB, Texas. While at Sheppard AFB he authored and edited numerous articles on USAF history, created two military museums (in conjunction with Sheppard AFB's 50th Anniversary), served as a Military Advisor on three locally produced television documentaries, and co-authored the award winning book "Sustaining The Wings: A Fifty Year History of Sheppard AFB, 1941-1991" (MSU Press, 1991) the 1991 United States Air Training Command History Book-of-the-Year. In addition to his university degrees, he is a 14-year veteran of the New York legal community and holds a Diploma In International Law from the London Guildhall University (City Polytechnic), London, England (1980) as well as a Legal Generalist Certificate from Adelphi University in New York (1995). Books by Darril and George Fosty "Splendid Is The Sun: The 5,000 Year History of Hockey" (2003), "Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895-1925" (2004), "Footie's Black Book: A Guide To International Association Football" (2010), and " Where Brave Men Fall: The Battle Of Dieppe And The Espionage War Against Hitler, 1939-1942" (2013).

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ISBN 9780965116855
Language English
Pages 296
Publish Date 01/01/2014
Publisher Stryker-Indigo Publishing Company, Inc.
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