Papa Bear: The Life and Legacy of George Halas

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jul 27, 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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try couldn't even start. barely made it past page 20. why is it journalists think they can write a book? Read full review

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Enjoyable read...I met Jeff Davis at a Bears game and he mentioned his book on George Halas. I bought it the next day and could not put it down. 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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