Manning: A Father, His Sons and a Football Legacy

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Harper Collins, Nov 16, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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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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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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A story about football and family. Sound a little hokey? Maybe. But Manning is a really enjoyable story about a very solid family in the world of professional sports, a world in which class is at a ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
15
Section 3
40
Section 4
68
Section 5
120
Section 6
178
Section 7
184
Section 8
184
Section 9
184
Section 10
184
Section 11
184
Section 12
241
Section 13
285
Section 14
319
Section 15
377

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About the author (2010)

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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