Bart Starr: When Leadership Mattered

( 1 )

Overview

Bart Starr was the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers from 1956 to 1971, the most meaningful and successful era of one of football's most storied franchises. He was named MVP of the first two Super Bowls and went to the Pro Bowl four times, but his awards and impressive statistics are not what fans remember most about Bart Starr-his courage, stamina, and leadership were what set him apart. This book reveals all the details of Starr's improbable rise to stardom. It explores his relationship with legendary coach...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (19) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $14.83   
  • Used (14) from $1.99   
Bart Starr: When Leadership Mattered

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$8.49
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$9.99 List Price

Overview

Bart Starr was the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers from 1956 to 1971, the most meaningful and successful era of one of football's most storied franchises. He was named MVP of the first two Super Bowls and went to the Pro Bowl four times, but his awards and impressive statistics are not what fans remember most about Bart Starr-his courage, stamina, and leadership were what set him apart. This book reveals all the details of Starr's improbable rise to stardom. It explores his relationship with legendary coach Vince Lombardi and his guidance of the Packers from a downtrodden franchise to five-time World Champions and two-time Super Bowl winners.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Packersnews.Com - Jean Peerenboom
Claerbaut pulls together a credible and well-written biography of the usually reticent Green Bay Packers hero. With the help of Starr's teammates from the Glory Days, Claerbaut incorporates a history of the Packers during this era as well as a look at the star quarterback, whom few people really know.
Tampa Review - Bob D'Angelo
Claerbaut sweeps away the myths and romance surrounding the Packers to reveal what most pro-football experts knew — Starr... was a leader who could inspire a team by his actions.
Booklist - Wes Lukowsky
A carefully researched and fluidly written biography of one of football's truly great players and a glimpse inside one of its great teams.
Birmingham Post-Herald - Scott Adamson
A celebration of one of the flat-top good guys from an era not so terribly long ago.
Library Journal
Bart Starr was the leader of Vince Lombardi's five-time champion Green Bay Packer dynasty in the 1960s and often favorably compared with the greatest quarterbacks in history. Although his personal statistics were not overwhelming, he was at his best in the post-season and won more NFL titles than any other quarterback. He retired in 1972 and then had an unsuccessful nine-year run as Packer coach that ended in 1983; he has since faded from public view. Business consultant Claerbaut recounts Starr's inspirational story of triumph through diligence but by leaning heavily on previous works, in particular Gene Schoor's Bart Starr: A Life and Starr's autobiography, Starr: My Life in Football. Claerbaut's anecdotes and quotes appear to have come from previous sources, and he does not seem to have done any original interviews. The one unique thing that the author does is to apply lessons from basketball great Bill Russell's book on leadership, Russell Rules, to Starr's life. This is a serviceable biography of a Hall of Fame quarterback, but it offers nothing new. Packer fans will be curious, but otherwise not an essential purchase. John Maxymuk, Rutgers Univ. Lib., Camden, NJ Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Packersnews.com
Claerbaut pulls together a credible and well-written biography of the usually reticent Green Bay Packers hero. With the help of Starr's teammates from the Glory Days, Claerbaut incorporates a history of the Packers during this era as well as a look at the star quarterback, whom few people really know.
— Jean Peerenboom
Tampa Review
Claerbaut sweeps away the myths and romance surrounding the Packers to reveal what most pro-football experts knew — Starr... was a leader who could inspire a team by his actions.
— Bob D'Angelo
Booklist
A carefully researched and fluidly written biography of one of football's truly great players and a glimpse inside one of its great teams.
— Wes Lukowsky
Birmingham Post-Herald
A celebration of one of the flat-top good guys from an era not so terribly long ago.
— Scott Adamson
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589791176
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,306,784
  • Product dimensions: 10.70 (w) x 6.08 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

David Claerbaut is the author of numerous books, including Recruiting Confidential. He is a business consultant and lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Nothing Has Happened since the Sixties     1
A Great Quarterback     7
Faith and Will     17
Unlikely Hero     23
College Bound     31
High and Low Tide     37
Character Triumphs     45
Humble Beginnings     51
Illusion     59
Brownout     65
Turnaround Incarnate     75
Sudden Impact     89
Never Again     101
Titletown's Quarterback     113
Not Perfection, but Excellence     125
Almost     141
The Long Road Back     151
At the Summit     161
Challenge III Redux     171
The Drive to the Top     181
Transition     193
Playing with Pain     203
Prayers and Patience     207
Hard Times     215
What Have I Done with My Life?     223
Bibliography     229
Index     231
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2014

    Go pack go

    I love bart star is a very good book a must reed ( go pack go)

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)