The Education of a Coach

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Hyperion Books, Nov 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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Pulitzer Prize-winner David Halberstam's bestseller takes you inside the football genius of Bill Belichick for an insightful profile in leadership.

Bill Belichick's thirty-one years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success--most recently with the New England Patriots. In this groundbreaking book, David Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. He uncovers what makes Bill Belichick tick both on and off the field.

"Halberstam does for the three-time Super Bowl winner what Moneyball did for the Oakland A's Billy Beane."
--Best Life

"If you want to learn about schooling and allegiance and leadership and, most of all, football, by all means--slip inside the sweatshirt."
--The Wall Street Journal

"Halberstam takes the classic sports-bio formula--one stellar performer's rise to the pinnacle of American sport--and transforms it into a nuance-rich story of individual triumph and social history."

"In describing the triumph of 'an unadorned man,' a coach without artifice, Halberstam has created a tale of excellence."
--The New York Times Book Review

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User Review  - Fab - Goodreads

This is a great read for American Football fans. You get a well told story of how one of the game's greatest coaches rose to the top. An entertaining read and a good insight as to how much effort goes into becoming a great coach. Read full review

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User Review  - James Halcomb - Goodreads

Still not a Patriots fan, but did give me a better appreciation for the best coach currently in the game. Read full review

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David Halberstam is one of America's most distinguished journalists and historians. After graduating from Harvard in 1955, he covered the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement, then was sent overseas by the New York Times to report on the war in Vietnam. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his Vietnam reporting at the age of 30. His last fourteen books (which include The Best and the Brightest and Hyperion's Firehouse and Teammates) have all been New York Times bestsellers. He lives in New York City.

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