Concrete Charlie: An Oral History of Philadelphia's Greatest Football Legend Chuck Bednarik

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Concrete Charlie: An Oral History of Philadelphia's Greatest Football Legend Chuck Bednarik. Bednarik grew up in a steel town; was a product of the Depression; is a World War II hero; was an All-American, All-Pro, and Hall of famer during his 18 years playing in Philadelphia for Penn and the Philadelphia eagles; and has been married to his college sweetheart, Emma, for over sixty years. He is a man who never says less than precisely what is on his mind. This book tells it all.

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Overview

Concrete Charlie: An Oral History of Philadelphia's Greatest Football Legend Chuck Bednarik. Bednarik grew up in a steel town; was a product of the Depression; is a World War II hero; was an All-American, All-Pro, and Hall of famer during his 18 years playing in Philadelphia for Penn and the Philadelphia eagles; and has been married to his college sweetheart, Emma, for over sixty years. He is a man who never says less than precisely what is on his mind. This book tells it all.

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What People Are Saying

Andy Reid
He's awesome. He was a tough guy and he's still a tough guy. If he says he could still play today, I wouldn't put it past him. (Andy Reid, Head Football Coach, Philadelphia Eagles)
Ed Rendell
He was the consummate hard hitter. He is the embodiment of Philadelphia; a force that gripped the town. (Ed Rendell, Eagles fan and Governor of Pennsylvania)
Frank Gifford
He was a great player for Philadelphia. He became more famous because of it [the hit]. Sadly, we are linked together. (Frank Gifford, former star, New York Giants)
Jim Taylor
I was trying to get up field, and 'BAM', old Chucky Boy hits me. (Jim Taylor, running back, Green Bay Packers)
John Chaney
We should take down the Rocky statue and put him up. He is a giant, a true miracle. He is the real Rocky. (John Chaney, former basketball coach, Temple University)
Steve Sabol
That performance in the 1960 championship game is close to a holy moment in pro football. (Steve Sabol, President, NFL Films)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981986135
  • Publisher: Sports Challenge Network
  • Publication date: 10/15/2009
  • Sales rank: 945,208
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

KEN SAFAROWIC grew up a Giants fan in New York, with a passion for the history of all things, football. He has under-gone a successful conversation to an Eagles fan through the dual therapies of being a long time Eagles season ticket holder, and being married to the former Carol Bednarik, daughter of one Concrete Charlie.

A graduate of Columbia University, he has worked as a sportswriter for the Yonkers Herald Statesman, for Edelman public relations, operated the Fort Washington Expo Center. He lives with Carol, and sons Stephen and Charlie in suburban Philadelphia.

ELI KOWALSKI has developed many Philadelphia-themed products over the past 25 years. He is the author of several books about the Philadelphia Eagles, such as the Philly Sports Challenge Eagles Edition, Looking Back 75 years of Eagles History: Special Edition, which was licensed by the Philadelphia Eagles. He currently resides in Philadelphia, PA, with his wife Wendy and son Zachary.

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