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Posted December 22, 2013
A very good book, thoroughly researched. Paints a very realisti
A very good book, thoroughly researched. Paints a very realistic and detailed picture of not only pro football but also of American life in 1963.
The "All American" image of pro football was shaken by the gambling scandal, and the country was shattered by the assasination of its president.
My problem with the book are careless errors. If you are going to take the time to write a historical text based on events 50 years ago then you should also hire a good proofreader.
Examples: former Green Bay center Bill Curry is quoted, but his name is misspelled as "Currie." Dan Currie was a Packer linebacker, but Bill Curry is the man being quoted, and he has become an author in his post-football life as well. One of the captions of a photo says that Paul Hornung is chaking Jon Arnett's hand after a "1960 playoff victory." There were no playoffs in the NFL until 1967, and within the text this is stated, and yet a photo caption in the same book mistakenly contrdicts this. These are not reasons that should prevent one from reading the book- it is very good- but a pro like Lew Freedman should be more careful.-- Les Conley
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