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  - teddyballgame - LibraryThing

I first read The Education of a Coach by David Halberstam in 2006 and was captivated by the life story of Bill Belichick. Belichick is truly the product of the perfect upbringing combined with hard ... Read full review

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User Review  - BratGirlC - LibraryThing

I think that this was an excellent description of a very private man. Thrown into the spotlight by being great at what he loved (coaching football) it shows why he is equal parts genius and hard ... 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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