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When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi

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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.

Review:

"An astonishingly good book....A triumph, a classic American biography." The Washington Post Book World

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"Forges a near-perfect synthesis of fine writing and fascinating material. May be the best sports biography ever published." Sports Illustrated

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"A superb book, one of the best on football that we have." The Philadelphia Inquirer

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"A monumental biography." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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

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"Both the reach of the research and the grasp of Lombardi's character are impressive. It is a wonderful work." Chicago Tribune

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"It is simply a superb biography." Chicago Sun-Times

About the Author

David Maraniss is the author of The Clinton Enigma and First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton. He is an associate editor at the Washington Post, where his articles on Bill Clinton won him the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 1993. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684870182
Author:
Maraniss, David
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Maraniss, D.
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Sports - Football
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Football - Professional
Subject:
Lombardi, vince, 1913-1970
Subject:
Football coaches
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Football General
Subject:
lombardi trophy, green bay packers, greatest football coach, lambeau field, ice bowl, bart starr, brett favre, aaron rodgers, title town, pultizer prize winner, clemente bio, barack obamabio, rome 1960 olympics, sportswriting classic
Subject:
Sports
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchtone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
99/072
Publication Date:
September 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 20.51 oz

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Product details 544 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780684870182 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An astonishingly good book....A triumph, a classic American biography."
"Review" by , "Forges a near-perfect synthesis of fine writing and fascinating material. May be the best sports biography ever published."
"Review" by , "A superb book, one of the best on football that we have."
"Review" by , "A monumental biography."
"Review" by , "A masterly biography....A finely crafted, multifaceted portrait of a life driven by obsession."
"Review" by , "Both the reach of the research and the grasp of Lombardi's character are impressive. It is a wonderful work."
"Review" by , "It is simply a superb biography."
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