Gerry James' Sporting Accomplishments are Legendary

"Gerry James' sporting accomplishments are legendary, but how he achieved success in the NHL and CFL — at the same time! — is a story well-told by Ron Smith in his book "Kid Dynamite: The Gerry James Story.'' James joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as a 17-year-old, eventually winning four Grey Cups while also playing rough-and-tumble hockey for the Toronto Maple Leafs before becoming a legendary coach in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Smith chronicles the journey and isn't afraid to show revealing insights into the personality of one of Canada's greatest athletes, an estranged son who reconciled with his father, Eddie "Dynamite'' James, before joining him in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.''

— Darrell Davis, former Regina Leader-Post sports writer and 2006 inductee into the media wing of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.