Manning: A Father, His Sons and a Football Legacy

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The inspiring personal story of a family, an athletic tradition, and fifty years of a great all-American game.


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"Manning" by Archie and Peyton Manning was about a football family dynasty. Archie was a quarterback for the New Orleans Saints back in the 70s and early 80s, and while he was a good player the Saints ... Read full review

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An interesting look at the world of Manning in the NFL when it was only Archie and Peyton - Eli was still at Ole Miss when this was published. It was a very interesting look into the family, the ... Read full review


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About the author (2017)

Peyton Manning divides his time between New Orleans, Indianapolis, and East Tennessee.

Archie Manning is currently a spokesman and consultant for a number of major companies. He lives with his wife, Olivia, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

John Underwood has written eight books, including The Death of an American Game and Spoiled Sport. Two were bestsellers: My Turn At Bat, with Ted Williams, and Bear, with Bear Bryant. Underwood has been an award-winning staffer at the Miami Herald and Sports Illustrated, and has written for Life, Reader's Digest, and The New York Times. The father of six, Underwood makes his home in Miami, Florida, with his wife, Donna, and two of their children.

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