Papa Bear: The Life and Legacy of George Halas

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 17, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 544 pages
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"Papa Bear is everything a sports book should be: Passionate, encyclopedic, utterly biased and filled with endearingly anachronistic phrases. . ."
--New York Times Book Review

Granted unprecedented access to George Halas’s former players, friends and associates, author Jeff Davis tells the incredible story of how one man grabbed an outlaw game by the throat, shook it up, and made it into the most popular spectator sport on the planet.

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This is not only a very good biography of one of the founding fathers of the NFL, but also a great history of the game of professional football itself. A must read for any Chicago Bear fan, Davis does ... Read full review

Papa Bear: the life and legacy of George Halas

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Halas was, of course, one of the legendary founders of the National Football League and the longtime owner and successful coach of the Chicago Bears football franchise. There has been a great need for ... Read full review


Halas Lives
one Learning the Ropes
two Destiny Beckons

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About the author (2006)

Jeff Davis is a lifelong Chicagoan and career journalist. He has covered network and local news and sports for more than three decades as a writer, television sports producer, and reporter. His work has earned numerous honors, including five Emmys. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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