America's Quarterback: Bart Starr and the Rise of the National Football League

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Macmillan, Sep 13, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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A powerful biography of one of the greatest football players of all time, in the spirit of Johnny U and Namath

No one can touch Bart Starr's record setting 5 NFL Championships including 3 straight. America's Quarterback tells the story of the man who helped create the legend of Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers. Set against the changing landscape of the last half of the 20th century, this biography traces Starr's life from childhood in Alabama to stardom in Green Bay and beyond. Not a simple sports story, Dunnavant traces the story of one man reaching for the American dream while professional football emerged from the shadows to capture the nation's imagination. It's a story of the tension between a coach and a player as different as fire and ice, and how they came to trust and revere each other. It's a story of triumph tempered by tragedy, and the world-class athlete who quietly, persistently, achieved a level of greatness unsurpassed by any quarterback since.

A remarkable blend of personal memory and historical narrative, America's Quarterback is a tribute to an American hero and the perfect companion to the classic When Pride Still Mattered.

 

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America's Quarterback: Bart Starr and the Rise of The National Football League

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Five decades ago, the debate about who was the NFL's best quarterback focused on Johnny Unitas and Bart Starr, with many arbiters regarding Starr as the top QB. With the passage of time, though, Starr ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Tide Pride
25
The Tenth Quarterback
51
Four Little Words
79
Chasing Perfection
113
Respect
155
The Coldest War
198
Blood and Guts
237
Risking the Legend
260
Fearing the Silence
289
Bart Starrs Passing Stats
325
Acknowledgments
343
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KEITH DUNNAVANT is the author of four critically acclaimed books. He has been one of the leading college football writers, an award-winning magazine journalist and lives near Atlanta.

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