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Wiley, May 8, 2006 - Computers - 3600 pages
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A veteran hockey writer takes on hockey culture and the NHL––addressing the games most controversial issue Whether its on–ice fist fights or head shots into the glass, hockey has become a nightly news spectacle––with players pummeling and bashing each other across the ice like drunken gladiators. And while the NHL may actually condone on–ice violence as a ticket draw, diehard hockey fan and expert Adam Proteau argues against hockeys transformation into a thuggish blood sport. In Fighting the Good Fight, Proteau sheds light on the many perspectives of those in and around the game, with interviews of current and former NHL stars, coaches, general managers, and league executives, as well as medical experts. One of the most well–known media figures on the hockey scene today, famous for his funny, feisty observations as a writer for the Toronto Star and The Hockey News and commentator on CBC radio and TV, Adam Proteau is also one of the few mainstream media voices who is vehemently anti–fighting in hockey. Not only is his book a plea to the games gatekeepers to finally clamp down on the runaway violence that permeates the sport even at its highest level, he offers realistic suggestions on ways to finally clean the game up.  Includes interviews with medical experts on head injuries and concussions, as well as with other members of the media  The author not only wages an attack on the value of fighting in hockey––but also on the establishment hockey culture Covering the most polarizing issue in hockey today, Fighting the Good Fight gives hockey fans and sports lovers everywhere a reason to stamp their feet and whistle––at a rare display of eloquence and common sense.

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Bill Evjen is an active proponent of the .NET technologies and community-based learning initiatives for .NET. He has been actively involved with .NET since the first bits were released in 2000 and has since become the president of the St. Louis .NET User Group, as well as the founder and executive director of the International .NET Association. Bill, who coauthored the Visual Basic .NET Bible, is also an active author and speaker on .NET technologies.

Christian Nagel has more than 15 years of experience as a developer and software architect. Christian is working as an independent trainer and consultant. He offers training and coaching using Microsoft .NET technologies. Christian is an associate of Thinktecture ( www.thinktecture.com). He started his computing career with PDP 11 and VAX/VMS platforms, covering a variety of languages and platforms. Since the year 2000, he has been working with .NET and C#, developing and architecting distributed solutions. Christian has also written several .NET books, including "Professional C#, Beginning Visual C#, "and "Pro .NET Network Programming. "As a Microsoft Regional Director and "Most Valuable Professional" for Visual C#, he speaks at international conferences, and is INETA Europe Regional Manager (International .NET User Group Association). You can contact Christian via his web site, www.christiannagel.com

Joe Duffy is the author of Children of the Rising which won an Irish Book Award 2015 in the nonfiction category.

Tod Golding has 20 years of experience as a software developer, lead architect, and development manager for organizations engaged in the delivery of large-scale commercial and internal solutions. He has an extensive background leveraging .NET, J2EE, and Windows DNA technologies, which has allowed him to become equally skilled with C#, Java, and C++. Tod has worked and consulted at a variety of companies, including stints with Microsoft and Borland.
Tod has a B.S. in Computer Science from California State University, Sacramento. He started his writing career as a journalist for the "Sacramento Bee" daily newspaper. Prior to this book, he was also a contributing author for the "XML Programming Bible," another Wiley publication. Tod currently resides in Sacramento, California, where he owns and operates Blue Puma Software.

Bill Evjen is an active proponent of .NET technologies and community-based learning initiatives for .NET. He has been actively involved with .NET since the first bits were released in 2000. In the same year, Bill founded the St. Louis .NET User Group (www.stlnet.org), one of the world's first such groups. Bill is also the founder and former executive director of the International .NET Association (www.ineta.org), which represents more than 500,000 members worldwide.
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Bill is an acclaimed author and speaker on ASP.NET and XML Web Services. He has authored or co-authored more than fifteen books including "Professional C# 2008," "Professional VB 2008," "ASP.NET Professional Secrets," "XML Web Services for ASP.NET," and "Web Services Enhancements: Understanding the WSE for Enterprise Applications" (all published by Wiley Publishing, Inc.). In addition to writing, Bill is a speaker at numerous conferences, including DevConnections, VSLive, and TechEd. Along with these items, Bill works closely with Microsoft as a Microsoft Regional Director and an MVP.
Bill is the Technical Architect for Lipper (www.lipperweb.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reuters, the international news and financial services company. He graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, with a Russian language degree. When he isn't tinkering on the computer, he can usually be found at his summer house in Toivakka, Finland. You can reach Bill at evjen@yahoo.com.

Scott Hanselman works for Microsoft as a Senior Program Manager in the Developer Division, aiming to spread the good word about developing software, most often on the Microsoft stack. Before thishe worked in eFinance for 6+ years and before that he was a Principal Consultant a Microsoft Partner for nearly 7 years. He was also involved in a few things like the MVP and RD programs and will speak about computers (and other passions) whenever someone will listen to him. He blogs at http: //www.hanselman.com and podcasts at http: //www.hanselminutes.com and contributes to http: //www.asp.net, http: //www.windowsclient.net, and http: //www.silverlight.net.

Devin Rader is a Product Manager on the Infragistics Web Client team, responsible for leading the creation of Infragistics ASP.NET and Silverlight products. Devin is also an active proponent and member of the .NET developer community, being a co-founder of the St. Louis .NET User Group, an active member of the New Jersey .NET User Group, a former board member of the International .NET Association (INETA), and a regular speaker at user groups. He is also a contributing author on the Wrox title Silverlight 1.0 and a technical editor for several other Wrox publications and has written columns for ASP.NET Pro magazine, as well as .NET technology articles for MSDN Online. You can find more of Devin's musings at www.geekswithblogs.com/devin.

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