Klondikers: Dawson City's Stanley Cup Challenge and How a Nation Fell in Love with Hockey

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5.5 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Tim Falconer is the author of Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music, which made the Globe and Mail's Top 100 list. A former writer-in-residence at Berton House in Dawson City, he returns to the Yukon as often as he can from his home in Toronto, Ontario.


"Meticulously researched and endlessly fascinating, Klondikers offers a remarkable portrait of the often-overlooked story of hockey's beginnings in Canada's North. Falconer has done it again." -- James Mirtle, editor-in-chief, The Athletic Canada
"Somewhere between John Huston and Michael Lewis, this frontier romp through hockey's earliest days is a delight. We are defined in part by the games they play, which means Tim Falconer is teaching us our own history. If that subject had been this much fun at school, I'd have paid more attention." -- Cathal Kelly, columnist, The Globe and Mail
"His glittering pages are full of such evocative phrases as 'frozen flapjack for lunch, ' 'claim-staking' and 'perilous journey on ice' ... More than the chronicle of hockey's early days. It also is the story of how a sometimes rough, occasionally elegant and always engrossing sport completely in sync with the climate and landscape -- and here the sophisticates will snicker, the historians will hurruph, the revisionists will rebel -- 'brought Canadians together through a shared love.'" -- Globe and Mail