When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi

When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi


By (author) David Maraniss

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  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
  • Format: Paperback | 541 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 38mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2000
  • Publication City/Country: East Roseville
  • ISBN 10: 0684870185
  • ISBN 13: 9780684870182
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 39,205

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In this groundbreaking biography, David Maraniss captures all of football great Vince Lombardi: the myth, the man, his game, and his God. More than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor of the American experience. The son of an Italian immigrant butcher, Lombardi toiled for twenty frustrating years as a high school coach and then as an assistant at Fordham, West Point, and the New York Giants before his big break came at age forty-six with the chance to coach a struggling team in snowbound Wisconsin. His leadership of the Green Bay Packers to five world championships in nine seasons is the most storied period in NFL history. Lombardi became a living legend, a symbol to many of leadership, discipline, perseverance, and teamwork, and to others of an obsession with winning. In "When Pride Still Mattered, " Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss captures the myth and the man, football, God, and country in a thrilling biography destined to become an American classic.

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Tim Long"The Miami Herald"A masterly biography....A finely crafted, multifaceted portrait of a life driven by obsession.