"Original Six Dynasties: The Detroit Red Wings" is the first in what I hope is a series of hockey books to showcase vintage photographs from the sport's golden age.
With nearly three hundred images ranging from 1942 to 1967, "The Detroit Red Wings" shows you Gordie Howe, Terry Sawchuck, Ted Lindsay, Sid Abel, and other legends in their prime. The photos really do steal the show. When I sit down to actually read the book, I quickly get lost in the great imagery time and time again. The photos are black and white, which offers a great feeling of the time period. Many of the photos I have never been available to the public, making this a must have for hockey fans.
The text is written by Bob Duff, currently the sports columnist for the Windsor Star since 1988 and a regular contributor to "The Hockey News." He essentially writes captions for each photo, but most of the captions are lengthy. This adds so much more value than most coffee table books. There are plenty of stories told in the text, whether it is about the specific photo or the player featured.
All in all this a real nice hockey book and I hope the series is completed in coming years. All the Original Six teams deserve a book this special.
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