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Pavel Bure: The Riddle of the Russian Rocket [Hardcover]

Kerry Banks


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If you were to ask a scientist to design the perfect hockey scoring machine, you would likely get something that looks a lot like Pavel Bure. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mysterious but enlightening. 2 Dec 2001
By "tamaradesjarlais" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
If you're looking as to why Pavel Bure appears to be such a "selfish little (...)" (as quoted by a certain Canadian famous hockey personality), then you should read this. The readers are treated to potential reasons as to why Bure acts like he does. He's got his reasons like anyone else does, one of them being he grew up in the former Soviet Union and their media laws towards sports are very different from that of North Americas. Another one being that he is an introvert that simply doesn't like to be bothered.
I love this book, I can just pick it up and start reading from anywhere because its so well-written. Some of the pictures are neat, like the one of him from the Soviet Union days.
There is also some other notes on other current NHL stars like Alexander Mogilny, Sergei Fedorov, and also delves into the Bure brothers relationship with their father Vladimir-who is now estranged from the family for mysterious reasons not given.
There is even some Russian Mafia rumors in this so if you're into that whole extortion stuff then you might like that too.
Either way, its a very good read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Riddle of the Amazing Rocket 14 Mar 2001
By James Donath - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book is the true meaning of perfection and excellence. He may not be Wayne Gretzky, but Bure could beat him in a speed competition easily. Through the tough times of growing up in Russia, to the glorious days of the Olympics, Pavel Bure is truly a hero and an overall nice guy too. Everyone should read this book, because I sure enjoyed it a lot, and if you know the game of hockey, you will appreciate it even more.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pavel the goal scorer 15 Feb 2000
By "gstromberg" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I wanted to buy this book because I grew up in russia but now I know that anybody will enjoy this book because it is full of fun filled facts and everything you need to know about Hockey
5.0 out of 5 stars The Russian Rocket 11 Mar 2002
By A 12-year old reader - Published on Amazon.com
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I think that this book is probably the best book out there right now. It tells the reader everything about the Russian Rocket, including his relationship with his father. And if you're a hockey fan like me, you really have to read this wonderful book.So don't delay,order today!
4.0 out of 5 stars THE RIDDLE OF THE RUSSIAN ROCKET 10 Jan 2001
By Ross - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
If you want to find out who the Russian Rocket is you'll have to read this book. I would recommend this autobiography for anyone to read if they have an interest in the NHL. This book gives you details on what actually took place for the Russians to be able to come and play hockey in the NHL.
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