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A small town Ontario hockey player works hard through his young life to make it to the National Hockey League. The death of his father inspires him to work even harder when he does achieve his goal, and he has a few fairly successful seasons in the late 60's and early '70's with both Detroit and Toronto. Henderson is chosen as part of the 1972 Team Canada that would face the Russian Red Army team in an 8 game exhibition series. Paul would score the 2 most meaningful goals of the series that would make him a part of hockey history.
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After the 1972 series, Paul battles the pressures of his newfound notoriety as hero of the Russian series, and the lucrative offer of the (then) newly formed World Hockey Association.      
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Plot & Themes

Sports story?    -   hockey Sports story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   sports figure Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   Canadian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Russian The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More 6-10 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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