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The most memorable moments since the birth of pro football in America

"If you are a sports fan, you have to be a Neil Leifer admirer, for you have been seeing his pictures and they've been shaping your impressions and memories for five decades." —Bob Costas

In 1958, journalist Neil Leifer took the picture that remains one of his most famous to this day. The day he got the shot - Alan Ameche’s game-winning "Sudden Death" touchdown - was Leifer’s 16th birthday. This game, called "The Greatest Ever Played," signaled football’s emergence as America’s new national pastime; formerly half-empty stadiums welcomed sold-out crowds seemingly overnight, while football surpassed baseball in national television ratings. Starting then, on any given Sunday Leifer was most likely shooting a football game somewhere in America. . . .

While best known for his iconic photograph of Muhammad Ali towering over a fallen Sonny Liston, it is his football pictures Leifer considers his best. This collection represents the best of his best, culled from over 10,000 rolls of film on the sport. With an introduction assembled from the best football columns of the era by famed sports columnist Jim Murray, and incisive captions detailing the legendary players, coaches, and games, this volume carries the guts and glory of the game into the end zone.

After our limited and art editions, this book is now finally available as trade edition.

Synopsis:

In 1958, journalist Neil Leifer took the picture that remains one of his most famous to this day. The day he got the shot - Alan Ameche’s game-winning "Sudden Death" touchdown - was Leifer’s 16th birthday. This game, called "The Greatest Ever Played," signaled football’s emergence as America’s new national pastime; formerly half-empty stadiums welcomed sold-out crowds seemingly overnight, while football surpassed baseball in national television ratings. Starting then, on any given Sunday Leifer was most likely shooting a football game somewhere in America. . . .

After our limited and art editions, this book is now finally available as trade edition.

About the Author

The photographer:

Native New Yorker Neil Leifer began photographing sports events as a teenager. Over 160 of his pictures have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated and over 40 of his photographs have graced the cover of Time. He has published 15 books, and was one of two principal photographers in TASCHEN’s tribute to Muhammad Ali, GOAT—Greatest Of All Time.

The contributing authors:

Jim Murray was a founding father of Sports Illustrated, and sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times for 37 years. Murray was inducted into Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of Fame writers’ wing in 1988 and won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1990. He died in 1998.

Sports authority Gabriel Schechter, is the author of five books, most recently This Bad Day in Yankees History.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783836527866
Subtitle:
The Golden Age of American Football
Author:
Murray, Jim
Author:
Leifer, Neil
Author:
Schechter, Gabriel
Author:
Murray, Jim
Publisher:
Taschen
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110815
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
10.1 x 12.2 in

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In 1958, journalist Neil Leifer took the picture that remains one of his most famous to this day. The day he got the shot - Alan Ameche’s game-winning "Sudden Death" touchdown - was Leifer’s 16th birthday. This game, called "The Greatest Ever Played," signaled football’s emergence as America’s new national pastime; formerly half-empty stadiums welcomed sold-out crowds seemingly overnight, while football surpassed baseball in national television ratings. Starting then, on any given Sunday Leifer was most likely shooting a football game somewhere in America. . . .

After our limited and art editions, this book is now finally available as trade edition.

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