Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now

Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now

by Gary M. Pomerantz

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ISBN-13: 9781451691627
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.36(d)

About the Author

Gary M. Pomerantz is a nonfiction author and journalist and has served the past seven years as a visiting lecturer in the Department of Communication at Stanford University. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Pomerantz has written four books, including Their Life’s Work and the New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn.

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Their Life’s Work



  • Table of Contents

    I Introduction

    Reverie & Reality 3

    II When the Chief was Young

    1 The Chief at the Racetracks, 1937 23

    III Assembling the Pieces

    2 The Rooneys 35

    3 The Man from the Courier 47

    4 Noll & Mean Joe 58

    5 The Rock & the Frenchman 75

    6 Immaculate 83

    IV An Empire Born, 1974

    7 In the Film Room 105

    8 The 1974 Draft 109

    9 Quarterback Controversy: Brad, Rat, or Joe Gillie? 119

    10 The Steel Curtain 138

    11 Stall & Webby 150

    12 1974 AFC Title Game 159

    13 Super Bowl IX 171

    V Steel Empire

    14 Days of Empire: 1975-1981 187

    VI Their Life's Work

    15 Bar Scene at Pro Bowl, 1982 231

    16 Mean Joe 234

    17 Brad 252

    18 Franco 270

    19 Stall 287

    20 Webby 300

    21 The Rooneys 325

    VII Empire in Twilight

    22 It's Still Their Town 343

    23 The Legacy Haunted 353

    24 Noll & the Ambassador 370

    25 The Sauna, Once More 377

    Postscript

    Mortal Immortals 381

    Acknowledgments 385

    Notes 389

    Bibliography 443

    Index 449

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    Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Previewed a library book before buying my own copy for allllll the older Steelers players info. Great book for older Steelers fans
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    if your a steeler fan or football fan its a must read
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in learning about the life of pro football players. If you followed or know about the Steelers of the '70s. you should read it.
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