The most famous athlete of his era, Hobey Baker dazzled teammates and rivals alike. Handsome, charming and supremely athletic, he is the only individual to be inducted in both the Hockey Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. Three years after graduating from Princeton, Baker fought in World War One along with flying ace Eddie Rickenbaker against the deadly FlThe most famous athlete of his era, Hobey Baker dazzled teammates and rivals alike. Handsome, charming and supremely athletic, he is the only individual to be inducted in both the Hockey Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. Three years after graduating from Princeton, Baker fought in World War One along with flying ace Eddie Rickenbaker against the deadly Flying Circus of Baron Richthofen, the Red Knight of Germany. Baker's untimely death at age 27 in France just as the Great War ended has been shrouded in mystery for almost ninety years. Salvini puts the mystery to rest after all of these years....
|Title||:||Hobey Baker: American Legend|
|Number of Pages||:||142 Pages|
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Hobey Baker: American Legend Reviews
Its refreshing to read about a true sportsman, in an age where men had integrity. Hobey Baker is truly an amazing story of an multi-sport athlete that played solely for the love of the game. It was really interesting to find out who Hobey Baker was, since I love college hockey. One of the first all-american hero's and was the who F Scott Fitzgerald based his novel The Great Gatsby on. This book was really well written; the only issue was that it was far too short. We didn't really learn that much about Hobey and his thoughts and feelings. Still worth the read just for the historical value of WWI and early sports.
The real life person who inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise. Baker was an exceptional football player, whose talents on that field included very accurate drop-kicking. His most notable accomplishments were on the ice rink; there he was the greatest skater of his time. The annual Heisman Trophy for college hockey is called the Hobey Baker Trophy. This book chronicles the Princetonian's life before, during and after his days at the University. Bakre tragically died on an unnecessary flight in France at the end of WW I. Greek tragedy embodied in an American hero.
Anyone who follows college hockey at all has heard of Hobey Baker. Because of that, I wanted to know more about him. The book gives a good account of Baker the athlete & pilot, and of college football & hockey at the first part of the 20th Century. I was hoping for a little more detail about Hobey the person. It's a good read, fairly short, but not exactly three dimensional. Maybe, after all this time, the information just isn't there.
This is a cool story, and a quick read. Definitely not the best writing, which is why I only gave it 3 stars, but I enjoyed it. About a guy who is in the College Football and Hocky Hall of Fame - only guy to ever do that. The "Hobey Baker Award" is the Heisman of College Hockey.