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Joe QueenanPapa Bear is everything a sports book should be: passionate, encyclopedic, utterly biased and filled with endearingly anachronistic phrases like ''They bivouacked in corn country'' and ''By season's end, they were glad to beat a retreat home to the City of Big Shoulders.'' At 534 pages in length, it seems to describe every bone-crunching tackle, ill-advised draw play and outrageous holding penalty in the Bears' history. Davis, a journalist and a lifelong resident of Chicago, is generally admiring of the Promethean Halas, without attempting to camouflage his abrasive personality, his mistreatment of his players, his manipulation of the press, his baiting of the officials, his penchant for hiring private detectives to tail his own family members and his gutter mouth.
— The New York Times