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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.

Topics: American Football, Sports, Leadership, Success, Inspirational, Wisconsin, Nostalgic, and 1960s

Published: Simon & Schuster on Oct 7, 1999
ISBN: 9780684872902
List price: $14.99
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Even if you are not a football fan, this is biography at its best. The all-consuming drive of the man makes for a fascinating character study that never leaves you wanting.read more
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Even if you are not a football fan, this is biography at its best. The all-consuming drive of the man makes for a fascinating character study that never leaves you wanting.read more
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The bigraphy of Vince Lombardi, pro football demigod. My word, what a narrow world view that man had: football uber alles. I sure hope he was happy. I enjoyed reading the book, though I was relieved wheen it ended.read more
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Even if you are not a football fan, this is biography at its best. The all-consuming drive of the man makes for a fascinating character study that never leaves you wanting.
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Even if you are not a football fan, this is biography at its best. The all-consuming drive of the man makes for a fascinating character study that never leaves you wanting.
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The bigraphy of Vince Lombardi, pro football demigod. My word, what a narrow world view that man had: football uber alles. I sure hope he was happy. I enjoyed reading the book, though I was relieved wheen it ended.
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I loved this book and I'm not even a football fan. It gave a great, short history of the game while providing terrific insights about a man that became a legend in his time. Maraniss is a great biographer.
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