With a new Preface by the author, this novel was named one of the top 25 sports books of all time by "Sports Illustrated. "Everybody's All American" is not a book [just] about football, but about relationships . . . between men and women, men and men, and gods and mortals."--Dick Schaap.
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DeFord's voice reminds me a lot of Pat Conroy. He definitely writes with a drawl and a flavor of the South. I admit to skimming past the Civil War "positioning pieces," because I didn't need help ... Read full review
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