Synopses & Reviews
ThePackers are world champions once again, and Green Bay Packers: The Complete Illustrated History is the ultimate, authoritative look at this storied and beloved sports franchise. In addition to offering a comprehensive history of the team and in-depth profiles of its greatest stars, the book features more than 200 rare and iconic photographs as well as chalkboard diagrams of key plays from team history. It tells of the legends who have defined the Packer legacy for more than 80 years, from Bart Starr to Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers, Ray Nitschke to Reggie White to Clay Matthews, Curly Lambeau to Vince Lombardi to Mike McCarthy. This fully updated third edition highlights the team’s triumphant journey to Super Bowl XLV and includes profiles of the latest Packer stars. Chock full of stats and stories, Green Bay Packers is a book that no Packer fan will want to be without.
About the Author
Don Gulbrandsen became a Green Bay Packers fan in the late 1960s when he realized that not only were they the best team around, but they had a running back who shared his name—former Texas Tech star Donny Anderson. This was stunning decision for a young boy growing up in northern Illinois, and whose father was a Chicago Bears fan. Don\u2019s transformation into rabid Packer diehard became complete two decades later when he finally moved to the land of his dreams, Wisconsin. Although the Lindy Infante-coached franchise was struggling mightily at the time, it was great to be living in a place where nearly everyone—man or woman, young or old, black or white—found common ground in their devotion to the Packers. Don relished opportunities to attend games, visit the Packers Hall of Fame, spend Sundays glued to the TV, and while away hours in discussion with friends and coworkers analyzing draft prospects, player injuries, and NFC Central opponents. And when the Ron Wolf/Mike Holmgren/Brett Favre/Reggie White era finally arrived, Don—like all Packer fans—was rewarded for his unwavering confidence in the team. Don has spent two decades as a publishing professional, focused primarily on enthusiast books and magazines covering a wide variety of topics: sports, hunting and fishing, home improvement, transportation, collectibles, and more. He has worked as an editor in both magazine and book publishing and is the author of several books.Don Gulbrandsen has been an avid Green Bay Packers fan since his youth in the 1960s. He has spent the last two decades as a publishing professional, focused primarily on enthusiast books and magazines covering a wide variety of topics, and he is the author of several books. Don lives in Indiana with his wife, Tari, and son, Kendal. But he still bleeds green and gold.