The Ones Who Hit the Hardest: The Steelers, the Cowboys, the '70s, and the Fight for America's Soul

The Ones Who Hit the Hardest: The Steelers, the Cowboys, the '70s, and the Fight for America's Soul

by Chad Millman, Shawn Coyne
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Ones Who Hit the Hardest 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
PaulGNYC More than 1 year ago
I'm a Steelers freak, and I thought I knew a lot about Bradshaw, Franco, Swan, Jack L and the rest of the crew. But I didn't--not until I read TOWHTH. The background on the coaching and ownership side was fascinating. I also loved the Pittsburgh history, especially the stuff about the growth and collapse of the steel industry, and the corresponding demise of the union. It really gave me a sense of the desperation with which these guys played ball--not just to feed their families but also to honor the underdog who was getting his head kicked in during the 70's: the working man. When you're a kid, you see these gladiators on tv, and you think they're all millionaires, but many had second jobs. And as somebody who loved to hate Dallas, I found that side of the story remarkable as well. My worst fears were confirmed-The Cowboys were a money machine-but I found a new appreciation for them, especially in Tom Landry. I'd thought he was a cold-blooded pragmatist, but he was much more nuanced than I'd imagined. And again, not every Cowboy was a millionaire, I learned. Many came from Steelers-type backgrounds. I think my favorite parts were when Shawn Coyne's family history ties into the major events going on at the time. It gave the book a "you are there" feel. Seriously great read-and a fast one too.
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Extremely awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I bought this book for my husband..an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan. He found it to be informative and interesting.
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Bobby Ellis More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book for my girlfriends dad and dexideed to read it before I gifted it. Before reading the book I wasn't really a football or Steelers fan but now I can say that I'm huge Steelers fan and I've come to appreciate the power that football can have.
SlapShot62 More than 1 year ago
This was such a great book about the development of the 1970s Steelers and, to a lesser extent, the 1970s Cowboys. A fine walk down memory lane for a guy who grew up during that decade - but Millman could have added so much more to the book. Loved it, but it could, and should, have been so much more.
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