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When Pride Still Mattered

Author : David Maraniss
ISBN : 9780684872902
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this groundbreaking biography, David Maraniss captures all of football great Vince Lombardi: the myth, the man, his game, and his God. 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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Into The Story

Author : David Maraniss
ISBN : 1439167524
Genre : Literary Collections
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INTO THE STORY is the first collection of the work of David Maraniss, one of the most honored and versatile writers of his generation. The thirty-two stories here cover a rich array of topics, ranging from seminal moments in modern history to intimate personal reflections, each piece illuminated by the author’s deep reporting and singular sensibility.
Category: Literary Collections

Football And Philosophy

Author : Michael 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

Bart Starr

Author : Keith Dunnavant
ISBN : 9781466815773
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A powerful biography of one of the greatest football players of all time, in the spirit of Namath and Johnny U No quarterback in the history of the NFL can match Bart Starr's record of achievement. In an unprecedented seven-season run from 1961–67, Starr led the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships and the first two Super Bowl titles, while revolutionizing the position and laying the foundation for the quarterbacks of today. Yet until now this quiet man's remarkable career has often been obscured by the Lombardi mystique. Acclaimed author Keith Dunnavant brings Starr's dramatic journey to life in vivid detail, sketching the definitive portrait of an iconic figure who defined the quarterback position during the 1960s, when professional football stormed out of the shadows to capture the nation's imagination. A remarkable blend of personal memory and historical narrative, Bart Starr is a compelling biography of an American hero and the perfect companion to the classic When Pride Still Mattered. "A definitive biography of the best man ever to take a snap from center." --Allen Barra, Dallas Morning News "One of the best sports history books you will read." —NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "An ode to stoicism, modesty and discipline—the virtues that made the Packers' dynasty." —Mark Kriegel, New York Times bestselling author of Namath "Allowing no room for debate, Dunnavant shows that Starr was the indispensable man in the creation of the Green Bay Packers dynasty." -- Dave Kindred, author of Morning Madness "An absolute masterpiece .... Hands down, the best sports book of the year." --Paul Finebaum, Radio Talk Show Host
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

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

Clemente

Author : David Maraniss
ISBN : 9780743299992
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. Reprint. 100,000 first printing
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America S Quarterback

Author : Keith Dunnavant
ISBN : 9781429948678
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 72.91 MB
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A powerful biography of one of the greatest football players of all time, in the spirit of Johnny U and Namath No one can touch Bart Starr's record setting 5 NFL Championships including 3 straight. America's Quarterback tells the story of the man who helped create the legend of Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers. Set against the changing landscape of the last half of the 20th century, this biography traces Starr's life from childhood in Alabama to stardom in Green Bay and beyond. Not a simple sports story, Dunnavant traces the story of one man reaching for the American dream while professional football emerged from the shadows to capture the nation's imagination. It's a story of the tension between a coach and a player as different as fire and ice, and how they came to trust and revere each other. It's a story of triumph tempered by tragedy, and the world-class athlete who quietly, persistently, achieved a level of greatness unsurpassed by any quarterback since. A remarkable blend of personal memory and historical narrative, America's Quarterback is a tribute to an American hero and the perfect companion to the classic When Pride Still Mattered.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Barack Obama

Author : David Maraniss
ISBN : 9781439160404
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Draws on hundreds of interviews and written sources to present a multi-generational account of Barack Obama and the forces that shaped his character and beliefs, tracing the experiences of family members before his birth through his entry into politics.
Category: Biography & Autobiography