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ECW Press Fall 2019 Trade

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    Lexile measure: 1020L
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Oct 18, 2019 On Sale Date: Nov 08, 2019 Carton Quantity: 33 $19.95 CAD
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    Distributor: BTPS Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Oct 18, 2019 On Sale Date: Nov 08, 2019 Carton Quantity: 33 $15.95 USD
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A Fly in a Pail of Milk
The Herb Carnegie Story
By (author): Herb Carnegie With: Bernice Carnegie

Imprint:

ECW Press - Toronto

ISBN:

9781770414952

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General/trade
Nov 08, 2019
$19.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.5in x 5.5 x 0.79 in | 1 lb

Page Count:

320 pages

Illustrations:

two 16 page colour photo insertsUnspecified, see description
ECW Press
SPORTS & RECREATION / Winter Sports / Hockey
Biography: sport|Memoirs|Ethnic studies|Ice hockey|Relating to African American people
  • Short Description
A compelling memoir of one of the greatest hockey players to ever play the game, but who never made the NHL because of institutional racism. Eventually recognized by the Canada Sports Hall of Fame, Herb Carnegie was a man whose charitable work and work with young people left the world a better place.

Revised and updated with commentary from Bernice Carnegie, Herb’s daughter, and life lessons passed from father to daughter

Herbert Carnegie was the complete hockey package in the 1940s and 1950s. Though his contributions to society both in sport and education have been referenced and profiled in books, documentaries, and thousands of articles, this is Carnegie’s own account of striving to break the glass ceiling, starting with his career as a professional hockey player on all-white teams. In 1978, noted hockey journalist Stan Fischler wrote a powerful headline about Carnegie: “Born Too Soon.” A Fly in a Pail of Milk reveals the feelings of a trailblazer — a man who proved to be unstoppable on the ice and in his resolve to make our world a better place.

In this new edition, Herb’s daughter Bernice Carnegie shares stories about what it was like to work closely with Herb on youth and educational projects for more than 30 years. She also reflects on parts of her father’s writings, sharing personal thoughts, family stories, and conversations about how his journey profoundly influenced her life.

Short Description


A compelling memoir of one of the greatest hockey players to ever play the game, but who never made the NHL because of institutional racism. Eventually recognized by the Canada Sports Hall of Fame, Herb Carnegie was a man whose charitable work and work with young people left the world a better place.


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  • This revised edition features important information about Herb Carnegie’s later life, including his eventual recognition by Canada Sports Hall of Fame.

  • Herb Carnegie’s work training young hockey players and establishing Canada’s first hockey school, Future Aces, resulted in his becoming a member of the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

  • Conn Smythe, the owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the time, allegedly stated he would pay $10,000 to anyone who could turn Carnegie white. As a Black man playing hockey in the 1950s, Herb Carnegie endured racism throughout his sports career, and Carnegie believes racism played an important part in keeping him out of the NHL.


Publishing Diverse Voices



  • Author and content: Black voices



Audience



  • Readers of sports history and sports biography.

  • Readers of Black history titles.

  • Future Aces attendees, past and present.

Herbert Carnegie is a Black Canadian icon who was inducted into 13 halls of fame and received eight medals for community service, including the Order of Canada. Following an outstanding career in hockey, he became a revered community leader, enriching countless lives through his character development initiative Future Aces. Bernice Carnegie is an educational and life enrichment speaker who shares the compelling story of her family who settled in Canada circa 1912. She is co-founder of their family’s youth-based charitable foundation that has promoted character education for three decades and proudly served as its executive director for 17 years. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

“My dad told me about Herb Carnegie when I was young. I read his book during my adolescent years. However, it was after I made the NHL that I really understood his story. Thanks, Mr. Carnegie for teaching me to make the best of my opportunities and not to be a victim of my circumstance.” — P.K. Subban

“The most senior executive of the Toronto Maple Leafs openly expressed, ‘If I could turn him white, I could take him tomorrow.’ A half century later, Herb Carnegie was still broken as he recounted the story. A king of community and character, icon of sport, both hockey and golf, and man of immeasurable humility and generosity, Herb cleverly manipulated his disappointment into the Future Aces, a foundation that educates, illuminates and inspires our youth to be their best on and off the ice. The impact he’s imparted on youth makes him a perennial all-star and the life he lived makes him a champion.” — Michael “Pinball” Clemons

“Herb Carnegie was one of the most talented professional hockey players of his time, and he paved the way for other players of colour. An exceptional hockey player, had he played in the NHL, I believe he would have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame for his contributions to the game.” — Willie O’Ree, Hockey Hall of Famer

“In a time when racism in hockey is making headlines, Carnegie's newly reissued memoir (with additions from his daughter) provides an open-eyed look at how his NHL prospects were shattered because of racism.” — Toronto Star

“Herb Carnegie had all the talent in the world and only the colour of his skin stopped him from achieving his dream of playing in the NHL. He could have been bitter. Instead, he used his life as a light to show others why everyone deserves empathy, dignity, and respect.” — Marci Ien, broadcast journalist, The Social

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