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Purchased in 1925 for $500 by bookmaker and businessman Tim Mara, the New York Giants were New York City’s introduction to professional football. The National Football League was a mere five years old---and for the near-century since, the history of football, the city, and the Giants has been inextricably linked. This thorough and thoroughly entertaining illustrated chronicle of the New York Giants football team tells the full story of the seasons, players, coaches, teams, and moments that have made history decade after decade.
From the early years as an upstart sport in a big city heading into financial chaos, to the team’s triumph in the 1930s (including 1934’s famous “Sneakers Game” against the Chicago Bears); its return to glory in the 1950s behind the talents of Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, and Roosevelt Brown; and its pair of championship seasons in 1986 and 1990---these are the New York Giants, moment by colorful moment, right up to their upset victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Crammed with player statistics and team records, and brilliantly illustrated with vintage and up-to-the-minute photographs, the book is a fitting celebration of a team whose name is synonymous with football in America.
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This thorough and thoroughly entertaining illustrated history of the New York Giants football team tells the full story of the franchise from its origins in 1925 through the 2008 season. These are the legendary Giants---decade by decade, season by season, highlighting the players, coaches, teams, and games that have made them a memorable and significant force on the gridiron for more than 80 years. Crammed with player profiles and statistics and brilliantly illustrated with vintage and up-to-the-minute photographs, the book is a fitting celebration of a team whose name is synonymous with football in America.About the Author:
Lew Freedman is the author of more than 40 books on sports, including Chicago Bears: The Complete Illustrated History, Game of My Life: Chicago Bears, and The 50 Greatest Plays inChicago Bears Football History. His complete illustrated histories of the Bears, Giants, and Steelers all rank among MVP's top five best-selling football titles. Freedman lives in Columbus, Indiana.A native New Yorker, Lew Freedman has been a sportswriter in Chicago since 2001. The winner of nearly three hundred journalism awards, he has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Anchorage Daily News. Among his numerous books are Chicago Bears: The Complete Illustrated History, Iditarod Dreams, and Dynasty: The Rise of the Boston Celtics.
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Book Description MVP Books, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110760335974
Book Description MVP Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0760335974 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0313822