Wellington: The Maras, the Giants, and the City of New York

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The definitive biography of one of the longest-serving, most highly accomplished, and well-respected owners in professional sports—Wellington Mara—this book details the life of the pioneer for the NFL who understood what it took to make the league great.

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Overview

The definitive biography of one of the longest-serving, most highly accomplished, and well-respected owners in professional sports—Wellington Mara—this book details the life of the pioneer for the NFL who understood what it took to make the league great.

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A biography of this recently deceased NFL patriarch is overdue. Wellington Mara was a boy when his bookmaker father bought an NFL franchise for New York. Thus began Mara's 80-year relationship with the Giants. DeVito's (The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations) work is also a biography of Mara's father and brother and an inside history of the Giants. There are some rough spots in the writing, but this essential figure in pro football history is portrayed honestly, thoroughly, and enjoyably. Also for academic libraries.. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572438729
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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Carlo DeVito

Carlo DeVito is a publishing executive and the author of the critically acclaimed Yogi: The Life and Times of an American Original, as well as biographies on Wellington Mara and D. Wayne Lucas. He lives in Ghent, New York. Sam Huff is a former linebacker for the New York Giants and an inductee in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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  • Posted October 31, 2008

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    Giants year by year

    The title is a bit deceiving as it's more a year by year history of the Giants than a biography of Wellington Mara. Of course, Mara was intricately involved in the history of the Giants, so there is a lot about him in here. However, most subjects are covered very broadstroke as the Giants have a long history - covering the whole span was a pretty big job in itself. There's also some interesting content in the begining on Mara's father, Tim, the Giants' founder. <BR/><BR/>Overall, it's not a bad read and recommended for anyone who wants to know about the history of the Giants. <BR/><BR/>PS There's a handful of proof reading errors. They don't detract from the book, but they are unusual to see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2007

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    The title is a bit deceiving as it's more a year by year history of the Giants than a biography of Wellington Mara. Of course, Mara was intricately involved in the history of the Giants, so there is a lot about him in here. However, most subjects are covered very broadstroke as the Giants have a long history - covering the whole span was a pretty big job in itself. There's also some interesting content in the begining on Mara's father, Tim, the Giants' founder. Overall, it's not a bad read and recommended for anyone who wants to know about the history of the Giants. PS There's a handful of proof reading errors. They don't detract from the book, but they are unusual to see.

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