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America's Team: The Authorized History of the Dallas Cowboys

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by Jeff Sullivan
 

Five Super Bowl titles. Thirty-three playoff victories. Seventeen division titles. From Tom Landry and Don Meredith in 1960 to Jerry Jones and Tony Romo today, America’s Team has provided literally millions of fans worldwide with unforgettable memories for the past half-century that have been shared from generation to generation. Bringing their rich history

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Five Super Bowl titles. Thirty-three playoff victories. Seventeen division titles. From Tom Landry and Don Meredith in 1960 to Jerry Jones and Tony Romo today, America’s Team has provided literally millions of fans worldwide with unforgettable memories for the past half-century that have been shared from generation to generation. Bringing their rich history to life, this luxurious volume celebrates five decades of exciting Dallas Cowboys football. America’s Team: The Official History of the Dallas Cowboys is the official book commemorating the 50th anniversary of perhaps the most famous franchise in all of sports. Special features include the unveiling the Dallas Cowboys Golden Anniversary Team, representing the best of the best at each position; never-before-told stories from Cowboys greats such as Roger Staubach, Tony Dorsett, and Troy Aikman; a bonus chapter devoted to America’s Sweethearts, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders; and original essays by celebrated sports and literary icons such as Dan Jenkins, Pat Summerall, Vern Lundquist, Steve Sabol, and Brad Sham. With more than 300 photos and artifacts from the Dallas Cowboys official archives, America’s Team is essential reading for football fans everywhere.

Editorial Reviews

"America's Team," the Dallas Cowboys, launched their 51st season in a typical way, extending the record streak of game ticket sellouts that began in 1990. This unauthorized history of these Texas-based gridiron gladiators tracks the first half century of a combine that continues to dazzle its fans and bedevil the opposition. You can't ignore the Cowboys and their fans. According to Forbes, the Cowboys are highest valued sports franchise in U.S. history. Take that, New York Yankees.

From the Publisher
“This book is fatter than Nate Newton after touring the Hostess warehouse . . . and I loved every pound of it.”

- Sal Iacono, The B.S. Report ESPN

Library Journal
This official history is expansive but a bit airbrushed for such a colorful franchise that has had a well-publicized darker side, too. The book is enlivened by a wealth of new interviews telling of the team's story, and each chapter includes a separate essay from a different voice, such as Steve Sabol writing on the origins of the "America's Team" moniker. Of course, as an "official" history, there's an essay from former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue on the greatness of owner Jerry Jones. The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders get a whole chapter! Additional features include a golden anniversary team selected for this book, special inserts of replica memorabilia, pieces on each Super Bowl champion, an abundance of sidebar interviews, and a profusion of striking photographs. A surprising omission: there are no sections for statistics and records. VERDICT This well-executed history of the Cowboys will be in heavy demand in public libraries (although the inserts may not last there).—John Maxymuk, Rutgers Univ. Lib., NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608870097
Publisher:
Insight Editions
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 12.80(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Sullivan is a columnist and feature writer for Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine, as well as the editorial director at Panini America, Inc. Sullivan previously served as a sports writer for The Boston Globe, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and Pawtucket Times. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Miami Herald, Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, and on ESPN.com. He lives in Arlington, Texas.

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Terrible_Experience More than 1 year ago
Delayed shipping...was never shipped when was told it had. Book Destroyed in shipping. No customer service. Now I must drive over 2 hours to return this item. How can I trust them during a return if they can't get it right the first time. Buy from a different retailer!