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Staying in the Game

The Remarkable Story of Doc Seaman

by Sydney Sharpe
foreword by Peter Lougheed

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sports, business
list price: $36.00
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
published: 2008
ISBN:9781550028812
publisher: Dundurn
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Peter C. Newman called him "the Totem of the Titans." From a small Prairie town, Daryl K. "Doc" Seaman became an icon of Canadian business and hockey. He is one of the last of a breed of postwar entrepreneurs and sportsmen who forged modern Canada, striking deals on a handshake and always keeping their word.

After flying 82 combat missions during the Second World War, Doc Seaman worked in the oil industry with his brothers, turning a small Alberta drilling business into a global giant, Bow Valley Industries. Later, he led a group that brought the Atlanta Flames to Calgary. Still a Flames co-owner, he helped reshape Hockey Canada and restore Canadas glory in international hockey.

Doc Seamans life is a remarkable saga of courage, resolve, generosity, and success. It ultimately leaves us not only with a deep appreciation of one iconic Canadian but also with a wider understanding of our country.

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Sydney Sharpe is a bestselling author of five books, including The Gilded Ghetto, A Patch of Green, and (with Don Braid) Storming Babylon. She was also a co-editor and writer of the centennial volume Alberta: A State of Mind. She lives in Calgary.

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Sydney Sharpe

Sydney Sharpe is a journalist, anthropologist, and author or co-author of eight books, including The Gilded Ghetto: Women and Political Power in Canada. She was a senior columnist for the Calgary Herald and Calgary Bureau Chief for the Financial Post, and has written for numerous magazines and newspapers and anthologies. She lives in Calgary.

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