Hail Redskins: A Celebration of the Greatest Players, Teams, and Coaches

Hail Redskins: A Celebration of the Greatest Players, Teams, and Coaches

by Richard Whittingham
     
 

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Football historian Richard Whittingham brings together vintage and contemporary photographs and a colorful blend of facts, features, and profiles to create a book no Washington 'skins football fan should be without. Whittingham traces the club's beginnings in Boston as the Braves, through its successful move to our nation's capital, from the almost slapstick inept

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Football historian Richard Whittingham brings together vintage and contemporary photographs and a colorful blend of facts, features, and profiles to create a book no Washington 'skins football fan should be without. Whittingham traces the club's beginnings in Boston as the Braves, through its successful move to our nation's capital, from the almost slapstick inept teams of the 1950s to George Allen's Over-the-Hill-Gang that began a resurgence that carried the Redskins to three Super Bowls under legendary coach Joe Gibbs. With more than 100 archival photos this is a "keeper" for Redskin fans of all ages.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
In this day and age of political correctness, some people may be offended by this book's title, even after, upon closer scrutiny, they learn it is a publication about the National Football League's Washington Redskins. Written by football historian Whittingham, author of 27 books including What a Game They Played, the study chronicles the club from its early days in 1932 as the Boston Braves, through the move in 1936 to the nation's capital, right up to the present day. The title includes chapters on the club's heritage, greatest runners, receivers, defenders, and coaches, as well as the Super Bowl years, plus a unique section on the Redskins' spirit. Without a doubt, this is a nostalgic tome that features both vintage and contemporary photos. Football enthusiasts, especially Redskin fans, will enjoy the book. Buy where demand warrants. (Index not seen.) Larry R. Little, Penticton P.L., B.C. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572436886
Publisher:
Triumph Books
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
884,882
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.69(d)

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