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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Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz

With immersive reporting, respect, and honesty, Pomerantz tells the full story of the greatest dynasty in football history—the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers.

One team. Four Super Bowl championships. Twelve Hall of Famers. Two hundred interviews.

They were the best to ever play the game: the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s. Three decades later their names echo in popular memory—Mean Joe, Bradshaw, Webster, Lambert, Ham, Blount, Franco, Swann, and Stallworth. They define not only the brother­hood and camaraderie of football, but what Americans love about their most popular sport: its artistry and its brutality. From the team’s origins in a horseplayer’s winnings to the young armored gods who immaculately beat the Raiders in 1972 to the grandfathers with hobbles in their gait, Their Life’s Work tells the full, intimate story of the Steeler dynasty. But this book does much more than that: it tells football’s story. What the game gives, what it takes, and why, to a man, every Steeler, full well knowing the costs, unhesitatingly states, “I’d do it again.”

Product Details

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: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 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
Steelers were the team of the 70's. 4 Super Bowls! Hall of Fame coach and maybe the greatest defense ever! Must read for Pittsburgh Steelers fans! Strongly recommend!!!
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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The books (2) were gifts for others. I did not read them myself. The recepients were pleased to get them, but haven't reported on the content. The experience of ordering from B&N on line was very good.