From the pen of Star veteran sports writer Bob Mitchell comes a fresh treat for the Grey Cup fan looking to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Canada’s football classic. In The Glory Hunters, Mitchell tracks down seven of the Cup’s greatest living quarterbacks and interviews them as they recall their greatest triumphs. Interweaving these fresh interviews with profiles of the players’ careers and their Cup game highlights, Mitchell creates an unforgettable portrait of the stamina and grit displayed by the great athletes. Whether it’s Matt Dunigan playing with a broken collarbone in 1991 or Sonny Wade coping with a snowstorm in what became known as the Ice Bowl of 1977, these dramatic stories pay tribute to Canada’s gridiron game.
Bob Mitchell has been a reporter for The Toronto Star for more than 35 years. He is currently a sports reporter covering the Toronto Argos and the CFL as well as the Toronto Maple Leafs and the NHL. He previously covered crime and courts for The Star.
He is the author of The Class Project:How to Kill a Mother, the true story of Canada’s infamous Bathtub Girls that has been made into Perfect Strangers, a feature film starring Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley and Mira Sorvino. He is also the author of In Plane Sight: Before 9/11, the story of hijacker Patrick Critton.
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