The Steelers Reader

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Randy Roberts, David Welky
University of Pittsburgh Press(T), Jul 28, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 329 pages
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From their founding by Art Rooney in 1933 through their rousing victory in the final game at Three Rivers Stadium in 2000, the Pittsburgh Steelers have captured the imagination of their fans as very few teams have done in the history of sport. The team and its hometown have shared frustration and joy, hard times and hope, loss and renewal. Drawing from a variety of sources, including local newspapers and national magazines, Randy Roberts and David Welky have assembled a collection of the best writing about the Steelers and the personalities who have made the franchise unforgettable, including: Edward Linn on the tragic death of defensive tackle Eugene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb; Red Smith on Franco Harris and the Immaculate Reception; Paul Zimmerman on the teamrsquo;s record-breaking fourth championship in 1979; Frank Defordrsquo;s homage to the grace of Lynn Swann, both on and off the field; Ed Bouchette comparing the teams of the 1970s and 1990s. Reminiscences by former players including Terry Bradshaw, Steve Courson, and Andy Russell appear alongside articles by Shirley Povich, Jim Murray, Roy Blount Jr., John Lardner, and many more.

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Roberts is a Professor of History at Purdue University.

David Welky " was born and raised in St. Louis, the consummate Midwestern river town. He received a BA in history from Truman State University in Missouri and a MA and PhD, both in history, from Purdue University. He has written widely on American culture and society in the interwar era and is the author of Everything Was Better in America: Print Culture in the Great Depression and The Moguls and the Dictators: Hollywood and the Coming of World War II.? He is currently associate professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas, where he lives with his wife and two children.

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