Marcus: The Autobiography of Marcus Allen

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Macmillan, Aug 15, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 313 pages
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Now, in his eloquent words, hear mega-football superstar Marcus Allen---Heisman trophy winner, Superbowl MVP, and record-breaking running back--tell his inspiring and unforgettable story, rom his triumphant rise to athletic stardom, to his rocky 11-year relationship with Los Angeles Raiders coach Al Davis, to his controversial friendship with O.J. Simpson, and all the high and low points in between.

Marcus on Al Davis:
"I could neither understand nor determine why Al Davis had declared war against me. But for all the motives suggested, none involved the possibility that the issue might be racial. Al Davis was many things that I didn't admire, but he was no bigot."

Marcus on O.J. Simpson:
"I am and forever will be forever be tortured by the loss of two people who were my friends; one murdered, one now forced to live a lifetime being blamed for tragedy."

Marcus on Football
"It teaches hard lessons about success and failure, joy and disappointment. And when played well, it has a poetry all its own."
  

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In 1997 Allen will start his last season in the National Football League. With the help of Stowers (Sins of the Son, LJ 3/1/95), he has written an account of his life, covering a childhood in San ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Allen won the Heisman Trophy and set numerous records as a collegiate superstar. He is now a sportscaster with CBS Television.

CARLTON STOWERS is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and the Texas Literary Hall of Fame, and has received numerous literary accolades, including the A. C. Greene Literary Award given to a distinguished Texas author.

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