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Books on the Jets

Following are the books I have written covering the history of the Jets:


Coming Up Short

The comprehensive history of the Jets' years in the NHL

Coming Up Short details the history of the NHL's Winnipeg Jets, one of pro hockey's least successful, but most beloved teams.

The team's tumultuous 17-year journey is chronicled in exhaustive detail from their humble beginnings in 1979 to their tearful departure in 1996.

This authoritative history of the Jets' NHL years is written by a fan, for fans, to remember and celebrate their team with equal parts fondness, anguish and humor.

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The Last Season

A fan's memoir of the final season of Winnipeg Jets hockey



In the spring and summer of 1995, Winnipeggers rallied like never before to save their hometown team. But in the end, despite heroic efforts, it all fell apart, leaving the Jets to embark upon one final lame-duck season before flying the coop.

Relive the ups and downs of the 1995-96 season through the eyes and ears of Jets historian Curtis Walker, who shares his insight into the fateful “Season to Remember” and the agony of being a fan of a poorly run small-market team.

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Jet Stream

Stories from the Winnipeg Jets Booster Club newspaper (1973-1979)



Beginning in 1973, members of the Winnipeg Jets Booster Club lovingly and painstakingly produced their own newspaper called the Jet Stream. Filled with detailed articles and candid player interviews, it gave readers an unparalleled insight into their favorite hockey team. Featured here is the best of the Jet Stream, reproduced in its original format.

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The Complete Winnipeg Jets Statistical Register (1972-96)

This is the complete statistical reference guide for the Winnipeg Jets (1972-96), covering the team's seven years in the World Hockey Association and subsequent 17 years in the National Hockey League. Included are game results, scoring and goaltending statistics, individual and team records, selected game summaries and a detailed player register.

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(In Canada, use amazon.ca).

Winnipeg Jets: The WHA Years Day by Day

This book is an exhaustive and detailed day-by-day history of the WHA Jets, topped off with franchise statistics and rare promotional photographs.

From the amazing Bobby Hull to multiple WHA championships, WHA Jets history is lovingly collected, told and celebrated for hockey fans the world over.

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