[ Prime ] When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: David Maraniss, David Maraniss, Simon & Schuster Audio: Audible AudiobooksAuthor David Maraniss – Carcier.co

When Pride Still Mattered is the quintessential story of the American family how Vince Lombardi, the son of an immigrant Italian butcher, rose to the top, and how his character and will to prevail transformed him, his wife, his children, his players, his sport, and ultimately the entire country It is also a vibrant football story, abundant with accounts of Lombardi s thrilling life in that world, from his playing days with the Seven Blocks of Granite at Fordham in the s to the glory of coaching the Green Bay Packers in the s It is also a study of national myths, tracing what Pulitzer Prize winning biographer David Maraniss calls the fallacy of the innocent past, and an absorbing account of the mythmakers from Grantland Rice to Howard Cosell who shaped Lombardi s image By the time he died of cancer in , after one season in Washington during which he transformed the Redskins into winners, Lombardi had become a mythic character who transcended sport, and his legend has only grown in the decades since In When Pride Still Mattered, Maraniss renders Lombardi as flawed and driven yet ultimately misunderstood, a heroic figure who wascomplex and authentic than the stereotypical images of him propounded by admirers and criticsUsing the same meticulous reporting and sweeping narrative style that he employed in First in His Class, his classic biography of Bill Clinton, Maraniss separates myth from reality and wondrously recaptures Vince Lombardi s life and times


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