Fully updated with a 2007 season recap and a tribute to the legendary career of Brett Favre.
Green Bay Packers: The Complete Illustrated History is a lavishly illustrated treatment of this iconic sports team. It includes more than 200 photographs, as well as chalkboard diagrams of the key moments and plays from the team’s history. With detailed profiles and stats, the volume explores the players and teams that have defined the Packer legacy over more than eight decades.
This fully updated edition highlights the on-the-field triumphs of the division-championship season of 2007, chroncles the dramatic postseason victories and heartbreaking defeat, and features a special tribute to the career of the legendary Brett Favre—from his debut season in 1992 to his tearful retirement announcement in March of 2008.
It is a book that no Packer fan will want to be without.
|Edition description:||New Edition, Revised and Updated|
|Product dimensions:||9.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Don Gulbrandsen became a Green Bay Packers fan in the late 1960s when he realized that not only were they the best team around, but they had a running back who shared his name—former Texas Tech star Donny Anderson. This was stunning decision for a young boy growing up in northern Illinois, and whose father was a Chicago Bears fan. Don’s transformation into rabid Packer diehard became complete two decades later when he finally moved to the land of his dreams, Wisconsin. Although the Lindy Infante-coached franchise was struggling mightily at the time, it was great to be living in a place where nearly everyone—man or woman, young or old, black or white—found common ground in their devotion to the Packers. Don relished opportunities to attend games, visit the Packers Hall of Fame, spend Sundays glued to the TV, and while away hours in discussion with friends and coworkers analyzing draft prospects, player injuries, and NFC Central opponents. And when the Ron Wolf/Mike Holmgren/Brett Favre/Reggie White era finally arrived, Don—like all Packer fans—was rewarded for his unwavering confidence in the team.
Don has spent two decades as a publishing professional, focused primarily on enthusiast books and magazines covering a wide variety of topics: sports, hunting and fishing, home improvement, transportation, collectibles, and more. He has worked as an editor in both magazine and book publishing and is the author of several books.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received an advance copy of the book and absolutely love it. It has everything in it. Stats, play diagrams, programs, amazing vintage photos I'd never seen before, and huge color photos from today. I really liked the profiles of key players and learned a lot about the legends. The sidebars about the fans, tailgating, training camp, and Lambeau leap were great because all of those things are truly 'Packer' and really resonated with me. This book is a definite must buy for any Packer fan.