Marcus: The Autobiography of Marcus Allen

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St. Martin's Press, Aug 15, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 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

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.

Rev. Carroll Pickett is today an outspoken anti-death penalty activist. He is retired from the Department of Corrections but still preaches near Huntsville, Texas.
Carlton Stowers is the author of more than two dozen non-fiction books, including the Edgar Award-winning "Careless Whispers," the Pulitzer Prize-nominated "Innocence Lost," and "Open Secrets," He has also written two books for children--A Hero Named George and Hard Lessons--which are being used by elementary schools as part of their drug and gang prevention program. He and his wife live in Cedar Hill, Texas.

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