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Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now

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andlt;Bandgt;With immersive reporting, respect, and honesty, Pomerantz tells the full story of the greatest dynasty in football history--the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;pandgt;The Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s won an unprecedented and unmatched four Super Bowls in six years. A dozen of those Steelers players, coaches, and executives have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and three decades later their names echo in popular memory: Mean Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Mike Webster, Jack Lambert, Lynn Swann, and John Stallworth. In ways exhilarating and heartbreaking, they define not only the brotherhood of sports but those elements of the game that engage tens of millions of Americans: its artistry and its brutality. In 1981, when the Steelers failed to make the playoffs for the first time in nine years, acclaimed author Gary M. Pomerantz, then a sportswriter for andlt;Iandgt;The Washington Postandlt;/Iandgt;, interviewed them in training camp. At that time, Pomerantz asked himself, "What will life be like for these guys when they're sixty?"

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"The Pittsburgh Steelers won four Super Bowls between 1974 and 1979, thanks to a talented team that featured 12 Hall of Famers and some household names like Terry Bradshaw, Mean Joe Greene, and Franco Harris. Overdrawing from more than 200 interviews, Washington Post sportswriter Pomerantz (Wilt, When Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn) seeks to uncover why the '70s-era Steelers are considered one of, if not the, best NFL teams ever assembled. He finds that their success was built on a mixture of skill, attitude, and camaraderie. When recounting the team's glory days, like the play that came to be known as the Immaculate Reception, Pomerantz often goes beyond straight-ahead sports writing to achieve intricate storytelling. The book provides much in the way of character studies, with the author delving into the backgrounds and psyches of some of the Steelers' most important cogs — from colorful owner Art Rooney Sr. and dour head coach Chuck Noll to Vietnam vet/running back Rocky Bleier. By describing the players' unique on-field and off-field relationships, Pomerantz reveals a brotherhood that transcends wins and losses. B&w images not seen by PW. Agent: David Black, David Black Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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andlt;B andgt;ONE TEAM. FOUR SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS. TWELVE HALL OF FAMERS. TWO HUNDRED INTERVIEWS.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;They were the best to ever play the game: the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s. Three decades later their names echo in popular memoryand#8212;Mean Joe, Bradshaw, Webster, Lambert, Ham, Blount, Franco, Swann, and Stallworth. They define not only the brotherand#173;hood and camaraderie of football, but what Americans love about their most popular sport: its artistry and its brutality. From the teamand#8217;s origins in a horseplayerand#8217;s winnings to the young armored gods who immaculately beat the Raiders in 1972 to the grandfathers with hobbles in their gait, andlt;I andgt;Their Lifeand#8217;s Workandlt;/Iandgt; tells the full, intimate story of the Steeler dynasty. But this book does much more than that: it tells footballand#8217;s story. What the game gives, what it takes, and why, to a man, every Steeler, full well knowing the costs, unhesitatingly states, and#8220;Iand#8217;d do it again.and#8221;

Synopsis:

andlt;Bandgt;With immersive reporting, respect, and honesty, Pomerantz tells the full story of the greatest dynasty in football history--the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;pandgt;The Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s won an unprecedented and unmatched four Super Bowls in six years. A dozen of those Steelers players, coaches, and executives have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and three decades later their names echo in popular memory: Mean Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Mike Webster, Jack Lambert, Lynn Swann, and John Stallworth. In ways exhilarating and heartbreaking, they define not only the brotherhood of sports but those elements of the game that engage tens of millions of Americans: its artistry and its brutality. In 1981, when the Steelers failed to make the playoffs for the first time in nine years, acclaimed author Gary M. Pomerantz, then a sportswriter for andlt;Iandgt;The Washington Postandlt;/Iandgt;, interviewed them in training camp. At that time, Pomerantz asked himself, "What will life be like for these guys when they're sixty?"

About the Author

Gary M. Pomerantzandlt;Bandgt; andlt;/Bandgt;is a nonfiction author and journalist and has served the past seven years as a visiting lecturer in the Department of Communication at Stanford University. His work has appeared in andlt;iandgt;The Wall Street Journalandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The New York Timesandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;The Washington Postandlt;/iandgt;. Pomerantz has written four books, including andlt;i andgt;Their Lifeand#8217;s Workandlt;/iandgt; and the andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; Notable Book of the Year, andlt;iandgt;Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburnandlt;/iandgt;.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451691627
Author:
Pomerantz, Gary M
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Pomerantz, Gary M.
Subject:
Football
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Football General
Subject:
pittsburgh steelers, steel curtain, steelers dynasty, 1970s steelers, mean joe greene, franco harris, terry bradshaw, jack lambert, dan rooney, rooney family, super bowl champions, greatest football team
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-pp b/w insert, rough front
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The Pittsburgh Steelers won four Super Bowls between 1974 and 1979, thanks to a talented team that featured 12 Hall of Famers and some household names like Terry Bradshaw, Mean Joe Greene, and Franco Harris. Overdrawing from more than 200 interviews, Washington Post sportswriter Pomerantz (Wilt, When Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn) seeks to uncover why the '70s-era Steelers are considered one of, if not the, best NFL teams ever assembled. He finds that their success was built on a mixture of skill, attitude, and camaraderie. When recounting the team's glory days, like the play that came to be known as the Immaculate Reception, Pomerantz often goes beyond straight-ahead sports writing to achieve intricate storytelling. The book provides much in the way of character studies, with the author delving into the backgrounds and psyches of some of the Steelers' most important cogs — from colorful owner Art Rooney Sr. and dour head coach Chuck Noll to Vietnam vet/running back Rocky Bleier. By describing the players' unique on-field and off-field relationships, Pomerantz reveals a brotherhood that transcends wins and losses. B&w images not seen by PW. Agent: David Black, David Black Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , andlt;B andgt;ONE TEAM. FOUR SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS. TWELVE HALL OF FAMERS. TWO HUNDRED INTERVIEWS.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;They were the best to ever play the game: the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s. Three decades later their names echo in popular memoryand#8212;Mean Joe, Bradshaw, Webster, Lambert, Ham, Blount, Franco, Swann, and Stallworth. They define not only the brotherand#173;hood and camaraderie of football, but what Americans love about their most popular sport: its artistry and its brutality. From the teamand#8217;s origins in a horseplayerand#8217;s winnings to the young armored gods who immaculately beat the Raiders in 1972 to the grandfathers with hobbles in their gait, andlt;I andgt;Their Lifeand#8217;s Workandlt;/Iandgt; tells the full, intimate story of the Steeler dynasty. But this book does much more than that: it tells footballand#8217;s story. What the game gives, what it takes, and why, to a man, every Steeler, full well knowing the costs, unhesitatingly states, and#8220;Iand#8217;d do it again.and#8221;
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Bandgt;With immersive reporting, respect, and honesty, Pomerantz tells the full story of the greatest dynasty in football history--the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;pandgt;The Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s won an unprecedented and unmatched four Super Bowls in six years. A dozen of those Steelers players, coaches, and executives have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and three decades later their names echo in popular memory: Mean Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Mike Webster, Jack Lambert, Lynn Swann, and John Stallworth. In ways exhilarating and heartbreaking, they define not only the brotherhood of sports but those elements of the game that engage tens of millions of Americans: its artistry and its brutality. In 1981, when the Steelers failed to make the playoffs for the first time in nine years, acclaimed author Gary M. Pomerantz, then a sportswriter for andlt;Iandgt;The Washington Postandlt;/Iandgt;, interviewed them in training camp. At that time, Pomerantz asked himself, "What will life be like for these guys when they're sixty?"
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