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When pride still mattered : a life of Vince Lombardi

Author: David Maraniss
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book "is the quintessential story of the American family: how Vince Lombardi, the son of an immigrant Italian butcher, rose to the top, and how his character and will to prevail transformed him, his wife, his children, his players, his sport, and ultimately the entire country. It is also a vibrant football story as well as a study of national myths and an absorbing account of mythmakers"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Vince Lombardi; Vince Lombardi; Vince Lombardi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Maraniss
ISBN: 0684844184 9780684844183 0684870185 9780684870182
OCLC Number: 41620025
Awards: Winner of International eBook Award Foundation (Grand Nonfiction) 2000
Description: 541 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Tattoos --
Fordham Road --
We Do, or Die --
Saints --
Lost in the Bronx --
Fields of Friendly Strife --
Blaik's Boys --
No Substitute for Victory --
Cult of the New --
This Pride of Giants --
The Foreigner --
Packer Sweep --
Trinity --
Remembering Jack --
Golden --
A Night at the Elks --
Daylight --
The End of Something --
Foot of the Cross --
Coming in Second --
Winning Isn't Everything --
It's the Only Thing --
In Search of Meaning --
Ice --
Until Lombardi Loves You --
The Empty Room --
Taking Charge in Washington --
Run to Win.
Other Titles: Life of Vince Lombardi
Responsibility: David Maraniss.
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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.  Read more...
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David HalberstamDavid Maraniss, one of America's most distinguished writers, has followed up his brilliant biography of Bill Clinton with a remarkable portrait of Vince Lombardi, a man as different Read more...

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