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Chicago Bears: The Complete Illustrated History
     

Chicago Bears: The Complete Illustrated History

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by Lew Freedman, Dan Jiggetts (Foreword by)
 

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One of only two remaining charter members of the National Football League, the Chicago Bears are a team steeped in history. With nine pro football championships and twenty-six hall of famers, the Bears are also among the most successful franchises in all of professional sports.

Revised and updated to include the latest seasons on the gridiron, Chicago

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One of only two remaining charter members of the National Football League, the Chicago Bears are a team steeped in history. With nine pro football championships and twenty-six hall of famers, the Bears are also among the most successful franchises in all of professional sports.

Revised and updated to include the latest seasons on the gridiron, Chicago Bears: The Complete Illustrated History brings the team’s vibrant history to life. Beginning with the franchise’s 1919 origins as the Decatur Staleys, this lavishly illustrated book presents the highs and lows from more than nine decades of football. Here is the story of the first dynasty under George “Papa Bear” Halas; the “Monsters of the Midway” of the 1940s; the team’s resurgence in the late 1960s; its 1985 Super Bowl win; and the run for the title in 2006. Former Chicago Tribune sportswriter and longtime Bears aficionado Lew Freedmen highlights the legends who have donned Bears uniforms, outsize characters like Red Grange, Bronko Nagurski, Sid Luckman, Mike Ditka, Dick Butkus, Gayle Sayers, Walter Payton, Mike Singletary, Brian Urlacher, and many more. He includes the numbers behind the stories—the stats and team records—as well as pivotal plays in Bears’ history, from Halas’ T-formation to William “The Refrigerator” Perry’s touchdown runs. The book presents a key chapter of sports history and offers a fitting tribute to one of football’s most beloved teams.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760332313
Publisher:
MVP Books
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Edition description:
First
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Lew Freedman is the author of more than 40 books on sports, including Chicago Bears: The Complete Illustrated History, Game of My Life: Chicago Bears, and The 50 Greatest Plays inChicago Bears Football History. His complete illustrated histories of the Bears, Giants, and Steelers all rank among MVP's top five best-selling football titles. Freedman lives in Columbus, Indiana.

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Chicago Bears: The Complete Illustrated History 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Ain't nobody got time for that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is a very good book