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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,384 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Halberstam Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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Bill Belichick's 31 years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success, most recently with the New England Patriots. In this groundbreaking new 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace | 2/1/2014

    " Facisnating look at the man behind the gray sweatshirt. I enjoyed learning more about Belichicks upbringing. What comes through clearly in the book is that he is obsessive about football and that obsessiveness is part of what has lead to his great success. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pat | 2/1/2014

    " As a Patriots fan I thought I would love this book, but unfortunately it was a little bit to"footbally" for me . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ted Chen | 1/17/2014

    " As a Bill Belicheck fan, this book is great. Halberstam does a great job with Belicheck's life and how he became the coach he is. Reminds me of Sacred Hoops by Phil Jackson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zack Smith | 1/15/2014

    " Interesting take on the back story and past experiences of super bowl winning coach Bill Belichick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnplavelle | 1/2/2014

    " If you have never read Halberstam, you need to do it. If you have ever coached or been a fan of professional football you must read The Education of a Coach. Halberstam knows how to study his subject. He writes about the life of Coach Bill Bilichick in a way that can be compared with how he studied the wars in Korea and Vietnam. He learns about the depth of all of it. If you love football. If you enjoy glimpses of brilliance you will enjoy reading this book. I only wish I were younger and the Bill Bilichick was in need of a coach. I would love being in that environment. Great insights in the life of one of the NFL's finest football coaches. What awesome experiences in the education of Bill Bilichick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 12/3/2013

    " as if i don't love bill belichick enough already, this book made me admire his work ethic and leadership even more. i'm already anxious to re-read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Mcmanaman | 11/8/2013

    " I loved the history of Bill's father and what Bill learned about scouting from his father and then incorporated that into his coaching....which explains the videotaping. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 11/1/2013

    " A typical solid effort from Halberstam, who, in his usual simple, avuncular, explanatory style, educates the reader and turns in the definitive (to this point) biography of Belichick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 9/16/2013

    " If you are a Patriots fan you must read this book. It's well written, and a nice look inside the mind of a coach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Duane Hill | 9/9/2013

    " From a far I really enjoyed the Patriots and how they seem to be at least three to four steps ahead everyone else. After reading about their coach, I understand why!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nedjoyce | 6/20/2013

    " Interesting insight into what made Belichick but certainly nothing revealing. Easy read, interesting to hear about his adolescence and his warfare with Parcells. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Pisani | 6/1/2013

    " Great Book about Bill Belicheck, his life, and coaching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Raymond | 4/25/2013

    " Story of Bill Belichick and his dad. Pretty decent, a lot of fun considering how secretive Belichick is during the regular season, so it was cool to get inside a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 3/20/2013

    " David Halberstam is good at writing sports books, because he usually aims for more than that: writing a good book in general. I hated the Patriots, and Bill, and Brady and all Patriots fans. The book covers the standard biography details, but sheds light on the origins of his obsession with winning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ja | 1/17/2013

    " It is about my Coach and by David Halberstam. Of course it is great! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Goatville9 | 12/19/2012

    " A bit disappointing considering the author but not so surprising considering the subject. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 10/6/2012

    " Halberstam can make anyone seem sympathetic. Quite an accomplishment with this guy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 9/3/2012

    " Great book if this fits into your geekness. I only wish there were more about Ernie Adams later in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ezra Adams | 7/11/2012

    " Essential read, especially in light of Gladwell's Outliers. Belichick practices Moneyball in football, especially in the draft. Halberstam is at his glorious best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric Zimmerman | 3/14/2012

    " More information than anyone else has ever gotten out of this guy. The writing isn't exciting, just plain good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 P.T. McHugh | 7/17/2011

    " If you are a die hard football as I am, you must read this book. If you are NE Patriots fan, I believe it is manditory reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 2/23/2011

    " Started off slow, then picked up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M. | 1/16/2011

    " This biography of Bill Belichik (whom, as I root for the Jets, I hate) is the best biography of a sports coach that I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 1/2/2011

    " as if i don't love bill belichick enough already, this book made me admire his work ethic and leadership even more. i'm already anxious to re-read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Goatville9 | 8/25/2010

    " A bit disappointing considering the author but not so surprising considering the subject. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 7/30/2010

    " Great Book about Bill Belicheck, his life, and coaching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 7/9/2010

    " Story of Bill Belichick and his dad. Pretty decent, a lot of fun considering how secretive Belichick is during the regular season, so it was cool to get inside a bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marco | 6/12/2010

    " I don't even watch football anymore, but Halberstam does such a great job of narrating the subtleties of being a professional coach, the strategies, the intrigues, that I was completely drawn into the narrative. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angelo | 12/12/2009

    " Good book. Not what I expected. It was not an "X"s and "O"s but a bio of him. Good read if you are a sports fan. (You dont need to be a Pats fan to enjoy this...I am not a fan) Over all get it at the library so you dont spend the money but it was OK. "

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About the Author
Author David Halberstam

David Halberstam graduated from Harvard, where he had served as managing editor of the daily Harvard Crimson. It was 1955, a year after the Supreme Court outlawed segregation in public schools. Halberstam went south and began his career as the one reporter on the West Point, Mississippi, Daily Times Leader. He was fired after ten months there and went to work for the Nashville Tennessean. When the sit-ins broke out in Nashville in February 1960, he was assigned to the story as principal reporter. He joined the New York Times later that year, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1964 for his early reports from Vietnam. He has received every other major journalistic award, and is a member of the Society of American Historians.

About the Narrator

Tom Stechschulte has narrated well over a hundred audiobooks and has won fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 and has been a finalist for the Audie in 2005 and 2011. As an actor, he has been seen in eleven Broadway shows as well as numerous television and film shows, including the remake of The Manchurian Candidate.