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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
  • 29,603

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Bill Brashler"Chicago Sun-Times"It is simply a superb biography. Michael Bauman"Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"A monumental biography. Michael Oriard"The Philadelphia Inquirer"A superb book, one of the best on football that we have. Robert W. Creamer"The Washington Post Book World"An astonishingly good book....A triumph, a classic American biography. Tim Long"The Miami Herald"A masterly biography....A finely crafted, multifaceted portrait of a life driven by obsession. Lester Munson"Chicago Tribune"Both the reach of the research and the grasp of Lombardi's character are impressive. It is a wonderful work. Ron Fimrite"Sports Illustrated"Forges a near-perfect synthesis of fine writing and fascinating material. May be the best sports biography ever published. Robert W. Creamer "The Washington Post Book World" An astonishingly good book....A triumph, a classic American biography. Ron Fimrite "Sports Illustrated" Forges a near-perfect synthesis of fine writing and fascinating material. May be the best sports biography ever published. Michael Oriard "The Philadelphia Inquirer" A superb book, one of the best on football that we have. Michael Bauman "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" A monumental biography. Bill Brashler "Chicago Sun-Times" It is simply a superb biography. Lester Munson "Chicago Tribune" Both the reach of the research and the grasp of Lombardi's character are impressive. It is a wonderful work. Tim Long "The Miami Herald" A masterly biography....A finely crafted, multifaceted portrait of a life driven by obsession. "An astonishingly good book. . . . A triumph, a classic American biography."--Robert W. Creamer "The Washington Post Book World " "Forges a near-perfect synthesis of fine writing and fascinating material. May be the best sports biography ever published."--Ron Fimrite "Sports Illustrated " "A superb book, one of the best on football that we have."--Michael Oriard "The Philadelphia Inquirer " "A monumental biography."--Michael Bauman "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel " "A masterly biography. . . . A finely crafted, multifaceted portrait of a life driven by obsession."--Tim Long "The Miami Herald " "Both the reach of the research and the grasp of Lombardi's character are impressive. It is a wonderful work."--Lester Munson "Chicago Tribune " "It is simply a superb biography."--Bill Brashler "Chicago Sun-Times " Lester Munson"Chicago Tribune"Both the reach of the research and the grasp of Lombardi's character are impressive. It is a wonderful work. Tim Long"The Miami Herald"A masterly biography....A finely crafted, multifaceted portrait of a life driven by obsession. Robert W. Creamer"The Washington Post Book World"An astonishingly good book....A triumph, a classic American biography. Michael Oriard"The Philadelphia Inquirer"A superb book, one of the best on football that we have. Michael Bauman"Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"A monumental biography. Bill Brashler"Chicago Sun-Times"It is simply a superb biography. Ron Fimrite"Sports Illustrated"Forges a near-perfect synthesis of fine writing and fascinating material. May be the best sports biography ever published.show more

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