Bear: The Hard Life and Good Times of Alabama's Coach Bryant

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Triumph Books, Jul 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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A reissue of Paul "Bear" Bryant's autobiography, this edition features a completely new introduction and an accompanying audio CD of Bryant himself, in his own voice, talking about his life and football. It's all here, in his own inimitable words and with a candor that is both remarkable and eminently revealing. From his hardscrabble youth as the third youngest of 13 children of a dirt-poor farmer in Moro Bottom, Arkansas, to his playing days at the University of Alabama and fortuitous marriage to the remarkable Mary Harmon Black, to his first stabs at coaching as an assistant coach, to his 38 years as a head coach, coaching marquis names like Namath and Crow and Parilli, to his 323 victories and a record six National Championships.

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John Underwood is an award-winning, author and journalist who has covered everything from space shots to murders at sea and written about sports figures and major sporting events throughout the world. His bestsellers include My Turn at the Bat and The Science of Hitting, coauthored with Ted Williams; The Death of an American Game; Spoiled Sport; Tales Out of School; and Manning. His last book was It’s Only Me, a reminiscence of his adventures with Williams. The father of six, He lives in Miami.

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