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Publisher Comments:

Now in paperback, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Halberstam’s bestseller takes you inside the football genius of Bill Belichick for an insightful profile in leadership With a new afterword by the author

Bill Belichick’s thirty-one years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success — most recently with the New England Patriots. In this groundbreaking new book, David Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. He uncovers what makes Bill Belichick tick both on and off the field.

Review:

"Pulitzer-winning journalist and author Halberstam focuses on Bill Belichick, one of the NFL's most successful coaches, and the game of football as a team sport with rich detail, exacting research and colorful anecdotes. He reveals what fans of the head coach of the New England Patriots have always known: the roots of Belichick's coaching lie in the essential mentoring by his father, an excellent teacher and college coach who taught his son how to scout players and teams, instructing the author on how to study films of players when he was just nine years old. As an assistant coach working with Bill Parcells's New York Giants in the 1980s, Belichick's 'football first' credo was born of precision and discipline. He went on to guide the Patriots to win three Super Bowls in four years (2002, 2004 and 2005). Halberstam brings to his seventh sports book an encyclopedic knowledge of football, a firm grasp on the inner workings of effective coaching, an understanding of the systematic roles of the players and a shrewd psychological analysis of Belichick himself as a man and team leader. His book reminds readers that 'residence at the top [is] as much a product of good fortune as it [is] of talent, willpower and planning.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"A wonderful book — it’s not just a coach’s education, but it’s an education for every fan." Mike Barnicle

Review:

"A must read for not only Patriots fans, but any reader of biographies. A collaboration of two formidable intellects." Boston Globe

Review:

"Belichick to Halberstam may be football’s best combination since Montana to Rice." Bob Costas

Review:

"As he's done in the past, Halberstam takes the classic sports-bio formula — one stellar performer's rise to the pinnacle of American sport — and transforms it into a nuance-rich story of individual triumph and social history." Wes Lukowsky, Booklist

Synopsis:

More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his ground-breaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them bestsellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves.

Bill Belichick's thirty-one years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success--most recently with the New England Patriots. In this groundbreaking book, THE EDUCATION OF A COACH, David Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. He uncovers what makes Bill Belichick tick both on and off the field.

Synopsis:

Pulitzer Prize-winner David Halberstam's bestseller takes you inside the football genius of Bill Belichick for an insightful profile in leadership.

Bill Belichick's thirty-one years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success--most recently with the New England Patriots. In this groundbreaking book, David Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. He uncovers what makes Bill Belichick tick both on and off the field.

"Halberstam does for the three-time Super Bowl winner what Moneyball did for the Oakland A's Billy Beane."

--Best Life

"If you want to learn about schooling and allegiance and leadership and, most of all, football, by all means--slip inside the sweatshirt."

--The Wall Street Journal

"Halberstam takes the classic sports-bio formula--one stellar performer's rise to the pinnacle of American sport--and transforms it into a nuance-rich story of individual triumph and social history."

--Booklist

"In describing the triumph of 'an unadorned man,' a coach without artifice, Halberstam has created a tale of excellence."

--The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

David Halberstam was one of America's most distinguished journalists and historians. After graduating from Harvard in 1955, he covered the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement, then was sent overseas by the New York Times to report on the war in Vietnam. The author of fifteen bestsellers, including The Best and the Brightest, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his Vietnam reporting at the age of thirty. He was killed in a car accident on April 23, 2007, while on his way to an interview for what was to be his next book.

David Maraniss is an associate editor at the Washington Post. He is the winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. He has written four New York Times bestsellers: They Marched Into Sunlight (Vietnam), When Pride Still Mattered (Vince Lombardi), First in His Class (Bill Clinton), and Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero. The author lives in Washington, DC, and Madison, Wisconsin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401308797
Author:
Halberstam, David
Publisher:
Hyperion
Author:
Halberstam, David
Author:
Maraniss, David
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Sports - Football
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Coaching - General
Subject:
Football coaches -- United States.
Subject:
Belichick, Bill
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Subject:
Sports
Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
20060808
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
A-"--<b><i><em>Entertainment Weekly</em></b></i>
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 10.48 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Pulitzer-winning journalist and author Halberstam focuses on Bill Belichick, one of the NFL's most successful coaches, and the game of football as a team sport with rich detail, exacting research and colorful anecdotes. He reveals what fans of the head coach of the New England Patriots have always known: the roots of Belichick's coaching lie in the essential mentoring by his father, an excellent teacher and college coach who taught his son how to scout players and teams, instructing the author on how to study films of players when he was just nine years old. As an assistant coach working with Bill Parcells's New York Giants in the 1980s, Belichick's 'football first' credo was born of precision and discipline. He went on to guide the Patriots to win three Super Bowls in four years (2002, 2004 and 2005). Halberstam brings to his seventh sports book an encyclopedic knowledge of football, a firm grasp on the inner workings of effective coaching, an understanding of the systematic roles of the players and a shrewd psychological analysis of Belichick himself as a man and team leader. His book reminds readers that 'residence at the top [is] as much a product of good fortune as it [is] of talent, willpower and planning.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "A wonderful book — it’s not just a coach’s education, but it’s an education for every fan."
"Review" by , "A must read for not only Patriots fans, but any reader of biographies. A collaboration of two formidable intellects."
"Review" by , "Belichick to Halberstam may be football’s best combination since Montana to Rice."
"Review" by , "As he's done in the past, Halberstam takes the classic sports-bio formula — one stellar performer's rise to the pinnacle of American sport — and transforms it into a nuance-rich story of individual triumph and social history."
"Synopsis" by , More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his ground-breaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them bestsellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves.

Bill Belichick's thirty-one years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success--most recently with the New England Patriots. In this groundbreaking book, THE EDUCATION OF A COACH, David Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. He uncovers what makes Bill Belichick tick both on and off the field.

"Synopsis" by , Pulitzer Prize-winner David Halberstam's bestseller takes you inside the football genius of Bill Belichick for an insightful profile in leadership.

Bill Belichick's thirty-one years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success--most recently with the New England Patriots. In this groundbreaking book, David Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. He uncovers what makes Bill Belichick tick both on and off the field.

"Halberstam does for the three-time Super Bowl winner what Moneyball did for the Oakland A's Billy Beane."

--Best Life

"If you want to learn about schooling and allegiance and leadership and, most of all, football, by all means--slip inside the sweatshirt."

--The Wall Street Journal

"Halberstam takes the classic sports-bio formula--one stellar performer's rise to the pinnacle of American sport--and transforms it into a nuance-rich story of individual triumph and social history."

--Booklist

"In describing the triumph of 'an unadorned man,' a coach without artifice, Halberstam has created a tale of excellence."

--The New York Times Book Review

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