Lombardi (NFL, First Edition)

Wiebusch, John

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ISBN 10: 1572430281 / ISBN 13: 9781572430280
Published by Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Pictorial boards, square 4to (10 inches tall), pp. 215, stated "First 1997 Edition" and number line to "1", as required to denote the first printing. DJ with light rubbing. Officially licensed NFL Product sticker to back of DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 144

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Title: Lombardi (NFL, First Edition)

Publisher: Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Biever, Vernon (photographer)

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Looks at the life and career of the famous football coach through quotes and anecdotes from his family, the players who knew him, and Lombardi himself

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His shadow was long, his legacy large, and his place in the pantheon immovable. Green Bay Packer coach Vince "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing" Lombardi was such a legend in his life that even he had a hard time keeping himself in focus: "I don't know," he once said hauntingly, "what I am." This fascinating oral history, originally published in 1971, the year after Lombardi's death, helps unravel the conundrum. It brings a complex combination of benevolent father figure and tyrannical martinet back into view. What the hundreds of reminiscences from Lombardi lovers and haters both in and out of football don't completely capture--and that's not much--Vernon Biever's stark black-and-white photography fills in. The late poet James Dickey's surreal epilogue in the form of a free-verse eulogy is a curiosity for today's more politically correct world; it is daringly unafraid to charge through the neutral zone and tackle Lombardi's dark side.

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