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By IBTimes Staff Reporter | February 7, 2013 10:19 PM PST

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's long-awaited book on history of hockey would be released a month before Christmas this year.

According to the Globe and Mail, the Canadian prime minister has been writing the book for years as he was able to spend only 15 minutes daily on it daily.

As the Prime Minister is a die-hard hockey fan and a member of the Society for International Hockey Research, public members think he might not have used a ghost writer to complete the book.

The book is said to be a comprehensive history of hockey, discussing the rise of the widely played and favored sports in the country.

Though a title is yet to be given, the publisher has confirmed that the book will be published in November as a Christmas gift to all the hockey fans.

"Canadians from all walks of life enjoy cheering on the great heroes of our national game, but it wasn't always that way," said the prime minister in a news release from the publisher, Simon and Schuster, according to the Canadian Media.

 "The early days of professional hockey featured outsized personalities who fought pitched battles to shape the game we know and love today. Writing this book has taught me a lot about hockey and a great deal more about Canada. I hope all who read the book enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the experience of writing it."

People have been waiting for Harper to reveal the book ever since a friend of his signaled in 2005 that he was penning the book. Later in 2006, the Prime Minister said that he was writing the book as a way to escape from the pressure of the job, according to CBC.

However, in 2011, Harper declared publicly that he had been working on the book 15 minutes a day and would be published in 2012.

The first edition of the book will be published in Canada and the U.S. according to the publisher

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