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When Pride Still Mattered

Author : David Maraniss
ISBN : 9780684844183
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography of the legendary football coach covers his Italian American roots, his Jesuit training, his relationships with wife and family, and his rise to prominence
Category: Biography & Autobiography

What It Takes To Be Number 1 Vince Lombardi On Leadership

Author : Vince Lombardi
ISBN : 0071379797
Genre : Business & Economics
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Leadership continues to be one of the most written-about and most trained-for qualities in business today. And no figure so fully embodies the leadership qualities managers hope to cultivate in their professional and personal lives as the late Vince Lombardi, the greatest NFL coach of all time. The exalted place Lombardi holds in American culture has never been clearer than it is today, as evidenced by the enormous success of the 1999 bestseller, When Pride Still Mattered, as well as the vast popularity of the coach's son, Vince Lombardi, Jr., America's most sought-after motivational speaker. In What It Takes to Be #1, Vince Lombardi, Jr. explores his father's leadership philosophy, and extracts powerful lessons about what it takes to be an effective leader. Taking as his jumping-off point his father's legendary 1970 speech on the supreme importance of self-knowledge, character, and integrity, Lombardi, Jr. examines each of those qualities and offers guidelines on cultivating and applying them at work and in your personal life. Throughout, What It Takes to Be #1is enlivened by personal anecdotes and quotes about and by his father, as well as quotes from other great leaders providing further wisdom and inspiration.
Category: Business & Economics

Football And Philosophy

Author : Michael W. Austin
ISBN : 9780813172989
Genre : Philosophy
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Over the past forty years, football has surpassed baseball as America's favorite game. The game has become an institution of our national culture: the Super Bowl is regarded as an unofficial national holiday, and our annual Thanksgiving Day celebrations would be incomplete without it. The sport brings in massive amounts of revenue to high schools and both public and private universities as spectators enjoy a unique and celebratory social scene. Professional football teams across the country cultivate and foster a sense of community in urban areas. Surely a game this influential, with its hallowed traditions, treasured festivities, and clearly defined cultural presence, resonates far beyond recreational importance. Football and Philosophy: Going Deep, edited by Michael W. Austin, reveals how a sport followed by millions reflects our deeper values, beliefs, and priorities. Austin and other contributing writers bring unique perspectives to this thought-provoking collection of essays. Divided into "four quarters" of reflective writing, the book covers many topics frequently debated by football fans. Sharon Ryan asks "What's So Bad about Performance Enhancing Drugs?", while the book's editor argues for a playoff system in college football. Daniel Collins-Cavanaugh ponders whether the salary cap makes the NFL a fairer league, and Joshua Smith offers his own review of the instant replay. Football and Philosophy also forays into some time honored issues as it considers the philosophy of winning in light of the NFL's most legendary coach, Vince Lombardi, and contemplates the concepts of sportsmanship, virtue, friendship, and failure. While the book is unafraid to tackle serious topics, touching on ethics, religion, and the nature of reality itself, the collection is designed to be accessible for any interested reader and was written, first and foremost, for fans of the game. As Austin notes, football fans and philosophers definitely have one quality in common: they both love to argue. Football and Philosophy engages in the debates of both groups, illuminating how the fields are intertwined. So whether they love or hate the college bowl system or disagree on whether the NFL has an ego problem, readers of this book will undoubtedly find much to ponder about America's favorite game.
Category: Philosophy

Vince Lombardi On Leadership

Author : Pat Williams
ISBN : 9781599325187
Genre : Business & Economics
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VINCE LOMBARDI’S LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES: • Envision a successful future ― then chart a course to get there. • Communicate your vision with passion and conviction. • Know the people you lead; find out what motivates each one. • Lead with character and integrity. • Inspire confidence through your competence and success. • Lead boldly, act decisively, don’t second-guess yourself. • Don’t just be a boss ― be a servant to your people.
Category: Business & Economics

The Last Cowboy A Life Of Tom Landry

Author : Mark Ribowsky
ISBN : 9780871403339
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography of the legendary professional football coach, known for his trademark fedora, who spent almost thirty years taking the Dallas Cowboys from punchline to NFL glory, ultimately delivering twenty consecutive winning seasons.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Papa Bear

Author : Jeff Davis
ISBN : 9780071477413
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Uses personal interviews with NFL executives, sportswriters, players, and coaches to present the life and accomplishments of the founding owner of the Chicago Bears football team, George Halas.
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Author : David Maraniss
ISBN : 0743217810
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A narrative account of the life of the Puerto Rican baseball star traces his impoverished childhood, victories during the 1960 and 1970 World Series games, humanitarian contributions, and ongoing legacy for Latino major league players. 250,000 first printing
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When Saturday Mattered Most

Author : Mark Beech
ISBN : 9781250013569
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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When Saturday Mattered Most is the stirring story of the 1958 undefeated Army football team and the controversial coach who inspired Vince Lombardi It was the end of an era, the last season before the surge of professional football began to lure the nation's best young student-athletes away from the military academies. That fall, the Black Knights of Army were the class of the nation. Mark Beech, a second-generation West Pointer, recounts this memorable and never-to-be-repeated season with: - Pete Dawkins, the Heisman Trophy winner who rose to the rank of Brigadier General - The long -Reclusive Bill Carpenter, the fabled "lonesome end" who earned the Distinguished Service Cross for saving his company in Vietnam - Red Blaik, who led Army back to glory after the cribbing scandal and had the field at Michie Stadium named in his honor Combining the triumph of The Junction Boys with the heroics of The Long Gray Line, Beech captures a unique period in the history of football, the military, and mid-twentieth-century America.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Prince Of Tennessee

Author : David Maraniss
ISBN : 9780743204118
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Looks at the life and political career of the former vice president, detailing the factors that have shaped his life, his beliefs, and his goals.
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Author : Ran Henry
ISBN : 0762791845
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Legendary player and coach Steve Spurrier is recognized as the driving force who transformed the Southeastern Conference (SEC) into a dynasty that has won the last seven national college football championships while dominating television coverage. Spurrier led the Florida Gators to six SEC championships and two national championships, and today he's working miracles with the long-cursed South Carolina Gamecocks, coaching them to the best records in their history. Spurrier has a reputation as the most demanding coach in all sports; he designs and calls his own plays and he could probably even run them. His wildly acclaimed “Fun 'n' Gun” passing attack, and innovations such as his “no huddle” offense, have permanently changed football. But it's his astounding ability to confound critics and expectations that lifts him above all other football men. Unpredictable strategies, down-home quips and an uncanny ability to beat almost anyone at anything make Spurrier the ultimate showman. Spurrier is fully cooperating with the author, who has followed the Ball Coach through the dark years leading to his unprecedented success at Florida and South Carolina, all the while gaining insights to awe the legions of football fans who think they know the legend.
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King Of The Court

Author : Aram Goudsouzian
ISBN : 9780520269798
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"George Gund foundation imprint in African American Studies"--P. facing t.p.
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Independence Day

Author : Richard Ford
ISBN : 9781408835081
Genre : Fiction
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Frank Bascombe, in the aftermath of his divorce and the ruin of his career, has entered an 'Existence Period' - selling real estate in New Jersey and mastering the high-wire act of normalcy. But over one Fourth of July weekend, Frank is called into sudden, bewildering engagement with life. Independence Day is a moving, peerlessly funny odyssey through America and through the layered consciousness of one of its most compelling literary incarnations, conducted by a novelist of extraordinary empathy and perception.
Category: Fiction

Run To Daylight

Author : Vince Lombardi
ISBN : 9781476767178
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In the golden years of professional football, one team and one coach reigned supreme: the 1960s Green Bay Packers, and the fiery Vince Lombardi. Run to Daylight! is Lombardi’s own diary of a week at the helm of that magnificent club. Together with legendary sports-journalist, W.C. Heinz, Lombardi takes us from the first review of game films on Monday right through the final gun on Sunday afternoon. We see the planning, the plotting, the practice and the pain as forty-plus men come together to form that precision unit that makes for winning football. Lombardi gives us his views on life, the game, coaching, success, family, and the famed “Lombardi Sweep.” Now, in this anniversary edition, with a special foreword by David Maraniss, we are once again reminded of the passion and power behind America's greatest game. Written in W.C. Heinz’s inimitable style, Run to Daylight! is part diary, part philosophy text, part coaches manual. Here, is professional football at its best.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Vince Lombardi S Winning Ways

Author : New Word City
ISBN : 9780132144971
Genre : Business & Economics
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Winning wasn't the only thing for the one of the greatest coaches of professional football, but wanting to win was. Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers ruled the game through the 1960s, and his skills of innovation, motivation, and teaching hold priceless lessons for leaders everywhere. Vince Lombardi was one of the greatest coaches of professional football, in the days when the pro game was just beginning to eclipse college ball and displace baseball as the nation's premiere sport. Lombardi's Green Bay Packers dominated the National Football League for much of the 1960s and won the first two Super Bowls, and he was so much admired for his toughness and innovative skills that Richard Nixon actually considered asking Lombardi to be his vice-presidential candidate in 1968. New Word City, publishers of digital originals, contributes 10 percent of its profits to literacy causes.
Category: Business & Economics

Brothers Stand Firm

Author : Steve Bateman
ISBN : 9781630877392
Genre : Religion
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There are pivotal moments in history when the trajectory of marriages, families, businesses, movements, and nations could go one way or another, producing very different outcomes. This is such a moment for the church in America. The need of our generation is the same as every other: a disciplined army of credible men who know, practice, and invest seven things in the next generation. This book is designed to help men get started in this most important adventure of their lives.
Category: Religion

Lead To Succeed

Author : Rick Pitino
ISBN : 9780767908979
Genre : Business & Economics
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Learn how to be a leader from one of sports' greatest teachers, Rick Pitino. As Rick Pitino says, great leaders aren't born great; they learn great leadership along the path of life. From the time Pitino first became a coach at twenty-four, he has been a student of leadership in all its forms, studying how great leaders from legendary coaches to American presidents to world humanitarians are able to inspire and motivate others. He discovered that all leaders, on the court and off, in business, politics, or civil rights, have certain qualities in common; these leaders share key traits that make people want to listen to them and follow them. Now, in Lead to Succeed, Rick Pitino shares the ten traits of great leadership he discovered and has cultivated in himself, and shows readers how they, too, can become leaders in their business and personal lives. As the former coach of the Kentucky Wildcats who turned the team around from probation status to a 1996 NCAA championship, Pitino relates stories of this experience, and other leadership lessons from his career. When Rick Pitino joined the Boston Celtics in 1997, he took on the biggest challenge of his professional life, becoming not only head coach but also president of the Celtics. In addition to coaching professional athletes with multimillion-dollar contracts, he was assuming a leadership role of an organization saddled with salary cap problems, limited talent, misfortune in the draft lottery, and bombarded by adversity on all sides. Facing these adversities, Pitino has relied on a leadership strategy based on his years of learning from leaders around him and from his own mistakes and successes. Leading isn't about being a dictator; nor is it about people-pleasing. As Pitino shows in Lead to Succeed, leadership is about communication, consistency, and selflessness. In addition to illustrating how these traits apply in a variety of business situations, Pitino addresses these issues: How you can be an effective business leader and still be honest When it's best not to delegate How the past can hurt you How to get your team out of a slump While Pitino has had great success with his players, he has also convinced thousands of people in companies across America that his leadership message applies in the workplace as well. Lead to Succeed is for anyone who wants to inspire and motivate others--be it your employees or colleagues, or members of an organization you belong to, or your family. A perfect book for executives, managers, and sports fans, Lead to Succeed can make great leadership within reach.
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Tom Seaver

Author : Bill Madden
ISBN : 9781982136215
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An authoritative biography of Hall of Fame pitching legend Tom Seaver, still the greatest player ever to wear a Mets jersey, by a journalist who knows him well. He was called Tom Terrific for a reason. Tom Seaver was one of the most talented and popular players in the history of baseball. He is one of only two pitchers with 300 wins, 3,000 strikeouts, and an ERA under 3.00. He was a three-time Cy Young award winner, twelve-time All Star, and was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame with the highest percentage ever at the time. Popular among players and fans, Seaver was fiercely competitive but always put team success ahead of personal glory. Born in Fresno, California, Seaver signed with the New York Mets in 1967, leading them to their stunning 1969 World Series victory. After a legendarily lopsided trade, he joined the Cincinnati Reds, then later played for the White Sox and the Red Sox before ending his career following the 1986 season. After his playing days, Seaver retired back to California to establish a successful vineyard. Then in 2013, a recurrence of Lyme disease severely affected his memory, which Madden was the first to report. In 2019 Seaver’s family announced that he had been diagnosed with dementia and was withdrawing from public life. Madden began following Seaver’s career in the 1980s. Seaver came to trust Madden so completely that, eager to return to New York from Chicago, he asked Madden to explore a possible trade to the Yankees, which never materialized. Drawing in part on their long relationship, Madden offers a deeply personal and fascinating portrait of one of the greatest and most admired players of all time.
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Run To Win

Author : Donald T. Phillips
ISBN : 9781429979344
Genre : Business & Economics
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Vince Lombardi, whom many believe to be the greatest football coach in the history of the sport, is both a household name and an icon. He is not only renowned in the sports world, but also in business and industry for his exceptional leadership skills. In Run to Win, acclaimed author Don Phillips examines Lombardi's famous coaching style by painting a picture of a fascinating individual, a man whose ingenious leadership helped lead his teams to nine playoff victories in a row, including wins in the first two Super Bowls. By extracting powerful lessons from a man who could both lead and inspire, Phillips gets to the heart of what made Lombardi great and shows readers what it takes to be a winner. At the same time, this groundbreaking book tells the inspiring story of Lombardi's ten-year career with the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins, complete with anecdotes, quotes, and Lombardi Principles that show why this legendary coach continues to be a role model for effective leadership in business today. Totally accessible and utterly fascinating, Donald T. Phillips's Run to Win empowers readers with the knowledge to succeed in business, while entertaining them with tales of a man whose ability to win under any circumstance is unsurpassed in the history of professional sports.
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The Power Of Ugly

Author : Jamie J. Stilson
ISBN : 9781935959021
Genre : Christian life
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Discovering The Power of Ugly will cost you your pride. You will learn to take off your religious masks and stand naked before God. Ugly will liberate you from a false spirituality which pretends that being spiritual means that you stop being a real, flawed human being. Ugly is a celebration of the beauty of God's grace reflected through our weaknesses, not our strengths.
Category: Christian life

Vince Lombardi

Author : Greg Roensch
ISBN : 0823936104
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A biography of the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins, known for his belief in hard work, discipline, and pride both on and off the football field.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction