When Pride Still Mattered

When Pride Still Mattered : A Life of Vince Lombardi

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 541 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 38.1mm | 657.71g
  • Simon & Schuster Australia
  • East Roseville, Australia
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0684870185
  • 9780684870182
  • 51,013

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"It is simply a superb biography."--Bill Brashler "Chicago Sun-Times "show more

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