Tim Rappleye - Hobey Baker: Upon Further Review

Tim Rappleye, the author of Jack Parker's Wiseguys, dives again into his continuing exploration of some of the most fascinating figures in the history of hockey. with his new book, Hobey Baker: Upon Further Review: Exploring the Life and Death of a Hockey Immortal.

Hobey Baker was America's most dashing athlete, the pride of Princeton. Hobey Baker, the aristocratic Ivy League sports hero and, later, a glamorous World War I fighter pilot. From the outside, U.S. Army Captain Hobey Baker had it all: good looks, a glamorous fiancé, war medals for bravery, and a sports resume second to none. And then it all came crashing down, barely a month following the Armistice.

Over the years, questions emerged: Why did Baker take that ill-fated flight in the first place? What prompted his lover to abandon him? Why did he fight his orders to return home from war? Hobey Baker, Upon Further Review distills a century's worth of clues to solve the mystery of a confounding death.

"Tim Rappleye delivers a deep and thoughtful look into the life and times of one of America's greatest sportsmen who happened to also be one of the greatest of all American hockey players. I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in the "way too short" life of the amazing Hobey Baker." -- Jack O'Callahan, Miracle on Ice

"Rappleye's telling of Hobey's farewell to hockey has created a whole new chapter in American hockey history. If you care about hockey, Hobey Baker, Upon Further Review belongs on your shelf." -- Keith Jones, NHL ON NBC

Sports producer, writer, and hockey expert Tim Rappleye has covered eight Olympic Games, earning two Emmy Awards along the way. His last book, Jack Parker's Wiseguys, earned rave reviews. Tim has been researching the Hobey Baker story for over two decades, and this book is the culmination of a professional lifetime of research and heady debate. 

Event date: 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Hobey Baker: Upon Further Review: Exploring the Life and Death of a Hockey Immortal Cover Image
By Tim Rappleye, Joseph Patrick Archer (Afterword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781943995721
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Thomas Rappleye - November 1st, 2018

He was America's most dashing athlete, the pride of Princeton. Hobey Baker, the aristocratic Ivy League sports hero and, later, a glamorous World War I fighter pilot. From the outside, U.S. Army Captain Hobey Baker had it all: good looks, a glamorous fianc , war medals for bravery, and a sports resume second to none.