Gunslinger

Author: Jeff Pearlman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544453670
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“Over two decades, Brett Favre was as compelling a figure as any in the National Football League. He alone was 'Must-See TV.' In Gunslinger, Jeff Pearlman provides an extraordinary look at every facet of the life of a man who performed on sport's grandest stage and who had one helluva time along the way.”—Al Michaels In Gunslinger, Jeff Pearlman tells Brett Favre’s story for the first time, charting his unparalleled journey from a rough rural childhood and lackluster high school football career to landing the last scholarship at Southern Mississippi, to a car accident that nearly took his life, and eventually to the NFL and Green Bay, where he restored the Packers to greatness and inspired a fan base as passionate as any in the game. Yet he struggled with demons: addiction, infidelity, the loss of his father, and a fraught, painfully prolonged exit from the game he loved, a game he couldn’t bear to leave. Gritty and revelatory, Gunslinger is a big sports biography of the highest order, a fascinating portrait of the man with the rocket arm whose life has been one of triumph, fame, tragedy, embarrassment, and—ultimately—redemption. “The compelling, complete story of his legend, and his faults.”—Chicago Tribune

Gunslinger

Author: Jeff Pearlman
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9781328745682
Size: 46.31 MB
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A New York TimesBestseller Nominated for the PEN/ESPN Literary Writing Award "The compelling, complete story of [Favre's] legend, and his faults." --Chicago Tribune InGunslinger, Jeff Pearlman tells Brett Favre's story for the first time, charting his unparalleled journey from a rough rural childhood and lackluster high school football career to landing the last scholarship at Southern Mississippi, to a car accident that nearly took his life, and eventually to the NFL and Green Bay, where he restored the Packers to greatness and inspired a fan base as passionate as any in the game. Yet he struggled with demons: addiction, infidelity, the loss of his father, and a fraught, painfully prolonged exit from the game he loved, a game he couldn't bear to leave. Gritty and revelatory,Gunslinger is a big sports biography of the highest order, a fascinating portrait of the man with the rocket arm whose life has been one of triumph, fame, tragedy, embarrassment, and--ultimately--redemption.

Gunslinger

Author: Jeff Pearlman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780544454378
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From aNew York Times best-selling author, the full, definitive biography of Brett Favre A towering figure on the field for two decades and destined for the Hall of Fame, Brett Favre was one of the game's last cowboys, a fastball-throwing, tobacco-chewing gunslinger who refused to give up without a fight. This peerless quarterback guided the Green Bay Packers to two Super Bowls and one championship win, shattering countless NFL records along the way. Gunslinger tells Brett Favre's full, definitive story for the first time, drawing on more than five hundred interviews, including many from the people closest to Favre. Jeff Pearlman charts Favre's journey from his rough rural childhood and lackluster high school football career to landing the last roster spot at Southern Mississippi to a late-night car accident that nearly took his life. Favre clawed back, getting drafted into the NFL, first to Atlanta, then to Green Bay, where he restored the Packers to greatness and inspired a fan base as passionate as any in the game. Yet he struggled with demons: addiction, infidelity, the loss of his father the day before he honored him by playing the greatest game of his career, and ultimately a fraught, painfully prolonged exit from the game he loved. Grand, gritty, and revelatory,Gunslinger is a big sports biography of the highest order, a fascinating portrait of the man with the rocket arm whose life has been one of triumph, of fame, of tragedy, of embarrassment, and of redemption.

Sweetness

Author: Jeff Pearlman
Publisher: Gotham Books
ISBN: 1592407374
Size: 66.25 MB
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Traces the life and career of the late Chicago Bears star, from his early athletic triumphs that helped bridge racial gaps in his segregated Mississippi childhood community through the tragic illness that ended his life.

Brett Favre

Author: Bill Gutman
Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment
ISBN: 9780671020774
Size: 12.21 MB
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A biography of the star quarterback, from his childhood in small-town Mississippi, through his college days, to his professional career with the Atlanta Falcons and Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers.

Favre

Author: Brett Favre
Publisher: Rugged Land Books
ISBN: 9781590710364
Size: 14.64 MB
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In a poignant family memoir, the record-breaking quarterback of the Green Bay Packers shares his lifelong love affair with football from the perspective of his close relationship with his father, Irvin Favre, from his youth and high-school career under the tutelage of his father to the December 2003 game against Oakland, which he played one day after Irv's death.

Boys Will Be Boys

Author: Jeff Pearlman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061982385
Size: 59.19 MB
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They were America's Team—the high-priced, high-glamour, high-flying Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s, who won three Super Bowls and made as many headlines off the field as on it. Led by Emmitt Smith, the charismatic Deion "Prime Time" Sanders, and Hall of Famers Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin, the Cowboys rank among the greatest of all NFL dynasties. In similar fashion to his New York Times bestseller The Bad Guys Won!, about the 1986 New York Mets, in Boys Will Be Boys, award-winning writer Jeff Pearlman chronicles the outrageous antics and dazzling talent of a team fueled by ego, sex, drugs—and unrivaled greatness. Rising from the ashes of a 1–15 season in 1989 to capture three Super Bowl trophies in four years, the Dallas Cowboys were guided by a swashbuckling, skirt-chasing, power-hungry owner, Jerry Jones, and his two eccentric, hard-living coaches, Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer. Together the three built a juggernaut that America loved and loathed. But for a team that was so dominant on Sundays, the Cowboys were often a dysfunctional circus the rest of the week. Irvin, nicknamed "The Playmaker," battled dual addictions to drugs and women. Charles Haley, the defensive colossus, presided over the team's infamous "White House," where the parties lasted late into the night and a steady stream of long-legged groupies came and went. And then there were Smith and Sanders, whose Texas-sized egos were eclipsed only by their record-breaking on-field perfomances. With an unforgettable cast of characters and a narrative as hard-hitting and fast-paced as the team itself, Boys Will Be Boys immortalizes the most beloved—and despised—dynasty in NFL history.

Best Of Rivals

Author: Adam Lazarus
Publisher:
ISBN: 0306821354
Size: 11.76 MB
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Follows the intense rivalry between San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Joe Montana and Steve Young during the late '80s and early '90s, a competition that left them both on top as two of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game.

Driven

Author: Donald Driver
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 9780385349147
Size: 65.88 MB
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The record-setting Green Bay Packers receiver traces his unlikely rise to one of the franchise's most popular players, tracing his humble youth in a Houston trailer, his relationships with such players as Aaron Rodger and Greg Jennings and his winning stint on Dancing with the Stars.

Where S Harry

Author: Steve Stone
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1461732476
Size: 45.33 MB
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When legendary Chicago Cubs' broadcaster Harry Caray passed away in February of 1998, thousands of baseball fans mourned the loss. In Where's Harry?, Steve Stone pays tribute to one of baseball's biggest legends never to take the field, remembering the unique baseball commentator who was also the game's biggest fan.