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The Pittsburgh Steelers: The Official Team History
     

The Pittsburgh Steelers: The Official Team History

by Abby Mendelson
 

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Here is the thundering account of a team whose heritage is characterized by the same rugged confidence and gritty determination displayed by their many fans through the years. Combining more than 300 photographs with riveting text, the fourth edition takes the reader from the founding of the franchise as the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1933 through the AFC Championship

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Here is the thundering account of a team whose heritage is characterized by the same rugged confidence and gritty determination displayed by their many fans through the years. Combining more than 300 photographs with riveting text, the fourth edition takes the reader from the founding of the franchise as the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1933 through the AFC Championship game in 2011. Meet the stars of the Steelers past such as Byron "Whizzer" White, rowdy Hall-of-Famer Johnny "Blood" McNally, "Mean" Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, and Franco Harris, as well as stars of today such as Ben Roethlisberger and Troy Polamalu. Rich with interviews from players and coaches past and present, The Pittsburgh Steelers is an essential keepsake for every true fan.

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...[F]rom the fascinating owner Art Rooney to incredible coaches Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher to unforgettable players like Joe Greene, Franco Harris and Ben Rothlisberger, this book covers it all with amazing photos, anecdotes and a storied history. It's a must-have not only for Steeler fans, but for all football fans.
This revised edition brings Abby Mendelson's popular 1996 official Pittsburgh Steelers team history up to date. With over 250 photographs and a novelist's grasp of prose, the Pittsburgh: A Place in Time author describes the players, coaches, games, and legends of Steel Town, USA.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Ed Bouchette
"...you'll get more information, more enjoyment and more history than a DVD."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
...you'll get more information, more enjoyment and more history than a DVD.
— Ed Bouchette

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589796683
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
09/16/2011
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
322,124
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Abby Mendelson is an award-winning writer who covered the Steelers in the 1970s. In addition to writing countless magazine and newspaper articles, he has contributed to Pittsburgh: Fulfilling Its Destiny and Pittsburgh Characters. His book Pittsburgh: A Place in Time, about local neighborhoods, is now in a second edition. Aside from publishing two novels set in Pittsburgh, he has written the histories of Pressley Ridge Schools and Holy Family Institute, both Pittsburgh institutions. His wife and three children are all Pittsburgh natives.

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