When Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz was approached with the pitch for a book documenting the untold story of his family, he had two non-negotiable requirements. First, the book must tell the truth and not sugarcoat the story of the Wirtz family. Second - and perhaps more importantly - all proceeds absolutely must benefit the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation.
Author Bryan Smith set out to tell the truth - the result of which is the detailing of a family empire, their rise, their hardships, their dysfunction, and their perseverance.
The Breakaway: The Inside Story of the Wirtz Family Business and the Chicago Blackhawks is no fluff piece. Instead, it is a powerful story that transcends sports and will undoubtedly resonate with readers. And all of the proceeds and donations this book generates will directly benefit the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation.
Book Launch & Signing Events
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