That First Season

Author: John Eisenberg
Editor: HMH
ISBN: 0547417721
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The story of a team, a town, and a leader: Vince Lombardi’s first year as head coach of the Green Bay Packers, and how he turned them into a powerhouse. The once-vaunted Green Bay Packers were a laughingstock by the late 1950s. They hadn’t fielded a winning team in more than a decade, and were close to losing their franchise to another city. They were in desperate need of a savior—and he arrived in a wood-paneled station wagon in the dead of winter from New York City. In a single year, Vince Lombardi—the grizzled coach who took no bull—transformed a team of underachievers into winners and resurrected a Wisconsin city known for its passion for sport. He would lead them to championship to championship, and bring out the best in players including Bart Starr, Jim Taylor, Willie Davis, Forrest Gregg, and many more. From an award-winning sportswriter, That First Season is “a compelling read about perhaps the most compelling coach ever to stride an NFL sideline” (Washington Times). “Richly detailed in seamless prose, this is historical sportswriting at its finest.”—Lars Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of The Mannings: The Fall and Rise of a Football Family
That First Season
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: John Eisenberg
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-15 - Publisher: HMH

The story of a team, a town, and a leader: Vince Lombardi’s first year as head coach of the Green Bay Packers, and how he turned them into a powerhouse. The once-vaunted Green Bay Packers were a laughingstock by the late 1950s. They hadn’t fielded a winning team in more
The First Season
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Bob Duff
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-03 - Publisher: Biblioasis

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Seattle Mariners
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Lew Freedman
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-01 - Publisher: ABDO

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Language: en
Pages: 260
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Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-12 - Publisher: McFarland

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Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Kirk McKnight
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-23 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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