Bill Campbell: The Voice of Philadelphia

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If anybody deserves to be called the dean of sports broadcasting, it is veteran announcer Bill Campbell. Now in his 66th year of announcing, "the Voice of Philadelphia" has a resume that has included full-time duty with the Phillies, the Eagles, and the 76ers. This book, penned by Campbell's close friend Sam Carchidi, celebrates the Hall of Fame broadcaster by recounting the high points of his life, his long career, and the great teams that he has covered.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780975441961
  • Publisher: Middle Atlantic Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2006

    'The Dean' of Philadelphia Broadcasting

    For those of us who have spent most of their lives in the Philadelphia area, the sound of Bill Campbell¿s voice on radio and TV is one that is usually instantly recognizable, even if the name associated with the voice might be misplaced for a moment. My own memory of Campbell¿s mild and trusting voice goes back to very young preschool days and today its tone still triggers a pleasing resonance of comfort and security. Sam Carchidi has done a remarkable job of bringing alive for us the life and experiences of that voice and shows us that Bill is really the nice, respectful guy that his voice always said he was. Campbell also has covered the Philadelphia sports scene for 60 plus years as few others have and Sam¿s book is rich in Campbell¿s delightful stories and impressions of those athletes and others, that have made the Philadelphia area such a great sports venue. From witnessing the incomparable Glenn Davis as he teamed up with Doc Blanchard in the Army-Penn and Army-Navy football games in the mid-forties to all of the many other great athletes and teams of the intervening decades up until the current day, Bill Campbell has an outstanding breath of experience and knowledge of Philadelphia sports. He is 'The Dean' indeed! An excellent read for all, especially for those of us who have followed Philly sports¿ ups and downs over the last few generations and a pleasure to finally put a unique life story to one of the great broadcasting voices.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2006

    A Great Read!

    Sam Carchidi has brought to life the words and work of a beloved Philadelphian. His story is not just about sports, but about overcoming adversity to excite and inspire millions of this city's sports fanatics. There is no voice like his, and we're blessed to be able to get to know him better through this terrific book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2006

    A Great Read!

    If you are interested in the history of Philadelphia sports, and in learning about someone who was seen it all over six-plus decades, this is the book for you. It's also a story of someone who overcame great adversity to succeed and has an inspiring message for anyone who reads it. Sam Carchidi knows his subject, and Bill Campbell knows his sports. Just great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2006

    A great book about a Philadelphia legend!

    I was fortunate to read an advance copy of this book and it did not disappoint! Sam Carchidi did a great job of telling the story of a true Philadelphia legend. This book kept my interest from beginning to end. It tells the story of not only one of the greatest sports voices of our time but really sheds some light on what a nice/genuine person Bill Campbell has been over his several decades in the spotlight. I particularly enjoyed the touching story of Bill Campbell recalling his friendship with the former Philadelphia Eagles team physician, Dr. Tom Dowd and the details of the wonderful eulogy that he gave during the evening news the night after Dr. Dowd's death in the late 1950's. This will be a great Fathers' Day gift for my dad who spent his life listening to Bill Campbell's great calls.

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