When Pride Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by David Maraniss is a 541-page softcover, a Touchstone Book, published by Simon & Schuster. First published in 1999, this copy is the first Touchstone edition of 2000. The cover and pages inside are in very good condition.
More than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor of the American experience. The son of an Italian immigrant butcher, Lombardi toiled for twenty frustrating years as a high school coach and then as an assistant at Fordham, West Point, and the New York Giants before his big break came at the age of forty-six with the chance to coach a struggling team in snowbound Wisconsin. His leadership of the Green Bay Packers to five world championships in nine seasons is the most storied period in NFL history. Lombardi became a living legend, a symbol to many of leadership, discipline, perseverance, and teamwork, and to others of an obsession with winning. In When Pride Still Mattered, Pulitzer prize-winning author David Maraniss captures the myth and the man, Football, God, and country in a thrilling biography destined to become an American classic.
ISBN: 0-684-87018-5 (pbk.)