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Football's Greatest Stars

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by Allan Maki
     
 

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Well-illustrated profiles of the 50 greatest professional football players -- the original heroes and 80's superstars to future Hall of Famers, as well as 32 NFL franchise profiles and 3 essays that assess aspects of the NFL popularity.

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Well-illustrated profiles of the 50 greatest professional football players -- the original heroes and 80's superstars to future Hall of Famers, as well as 32 NFL franchise profiles and 3 essays that assess aspects of the NFL popularity.

Editorial Reviews

American Profile .com
Packed with 120 color photos of Peyton Manning, O.J. Simpson, Jerry Rice, Jim Brown, Joe Namath, Terry Bradshaw, Deion Sanders and many , many other touchdown titans, it's sure to be a hit with any gridiron fan.

— Neil Pond

Winnipeg Free Press
There's a lot of information in this book.

— Nick Martin

Library Journal

This book attempts to profile the top 50 stars of the last 50 years of professional football, as chosen by a 25-year veteran sportswriter from Canada. The 50 selections are divided into two sections, Top 20 and Next 30, and are arranged alphabetically within those groupings. Of the Top 20, eight are quarterbacks, five are running backs, and only five are defensive players; the proportions for the Next 30 are similar. The profiles themselves are knowledgably written but take a back seat to the well-chosen illustrations-135 color photographs mixed with scores of black-and-white ones in a very striking layout. The book also features, e.g., "Legends in the Making" and "Franchises" (one-page summaries of all 32 teams). In short, a beautiful if not essential book that would be at home in any public library.
—John Maxymuk

Shelf Life
[Review of earlier edition:] Football's Greatest Stars looks at an elite group of players who came to define the sport through their stellar play.... A valuable reference guide for lovers of the sport, reading the book will bring back memorable Sunday afternoons of watching some of the greatest players ever to put on a football helmet.
BookPage
[Review of earlier edition:] A superb book for fans and a compelling history of a great game -- includes profiles of its greatest players.
American Profile.com - Neil Pond
[Review of earlier edition:] Packed with 120 color photos of Peyton Manning, O.J. Simpson, Jerry Rice, Jim Brown, Joe Namath, Terry Bradshaw, Deion Sanders and many , many other touchdown titans, it's sure to be a hit with any gridiron fan.
Winnipeg Free Press - Nick Martin
[Review of earlier edition:] There's a lot of information in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554077441
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
08/22/2008
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Allan Maki is an award-winning sports journalist who has also contributed to several books.

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