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When Pride Still Mattered
A Life Of Vince Lombardi
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About The Book
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.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster (September 3, 2000)
- Length: 544 pages
- ISBN13: 9780684870182
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Raves and Reviews
"An astonishingly good book. . . . A triumph, a classic American biography."
– Robert W. Creamer, The Washington Post Book World
"Forges a near-perfect synthesis of fine writing and fascinating material. May be the best sports biography ever published."
– Ron Fimrite, Sports Illustrated
"A superb book, one of the best on football that we have."
– Michael Oriard, The Philadelphia Inquirer
"A monumental biography."
– Michael Bauman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"A masterly biography. . . . A finely crafted, multifaceted portrait of a life driven by obsession."
– Tim Long, The Miami Herald
"Both the reach of the research and the grasp of Lombardi's character are impressive. It is a wonderful work."
– Lester Munson, Chicago Tribune
"It is simply a superb biography."
– Bill Brashler, Chicago Sun-Times
Awards and Honors
- Frankfurt eBook Award
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